Rocky Flats refuge radioactivity within standards

Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is on the periphery of a former nuclear weapons plant.
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Recent soil testing found that radioactivity at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado is within cleanup standards, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced. The refuge is set on the periphery of a former nuclear weapons plant. Contractors found radioactivity in all the soil samples they took along planned trails at the site, but all were within cleanup standards for a site with a history of environmental violations. Earlier tests elsewhere at the site returned with conflicting results, with some showing elevated levels and some showing lower levels.

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