Book Discussion on The Ambushed Grand Jury: Govenment Nuclear Crimes

A panel discussed the book The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crime; And How We Caught Them… read more

A panel discussed the book The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crime; And How We Caught Them Red Handed, published by Apex Press. From 1952 to 1989, the Department of Energy’s Rocky Flats Plant, located just outside Denver, Colorado, manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear warheads. In 1989, the FBI raided the plant to investigate charges that plant managers were violating federal environmental and safety laws. A grand jury later recommended that managers from DOE and Rockwell International be indicted, but the U.S. attorney handling the case, Mike Norton, instead struck a deal with Rockwell. As part of the deal, members of the grand jury were ordered not to discuss their investigation and their grand jury report was kept secret. During this panel discussion, Wes McKinley, the grand jury foreman, his attorney and co-author, Caron Balkany, and former plant employee, Jacque Brever, talked about the case and argued that the U.S. government is guilty of covering up serious crimes. The panelists and members of the audience answered questions. Ms. Calhoun moderated the event. close

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Denver, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Apr 10, 2004
Last Aired:
May 29, 2004

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  • Apr 10, 2004 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 11, 2004 | 1:29am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 26, 2004 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2004 | 9:13am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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