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Rocky Flats to Open Hiking Trails this Summer

The wildlife refuge, which circles an old nuclear weapons facility, will allow hikers despite pollution concerns.

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Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, which circles a closed nuclear weapons production facility, will open hiking trails this summer. Several groups sued the Fish and Wildlife Service to block this move, citing worries about soil contamination, but the suits were dismissed last September.