2-cents & Allied Chemical
I don't know how many of you remember all the chemical plants along side the Platte from years gone by, but I sure do. Allied Chemical was a major player along the river...and they had several accidents where things, stuff, got spilled directly into the river or was washed into the river either deliberately or by natural means.
This area from roughly Evans Ave on down into Commerce City had its share of chemical processing plants, smelters, crusher mills, retort plants, etc. So that should be something to think about. I guess we all have to die eventually, but it would be mindful of one to think about what you may be exposing yourself to.
I still have this lurid visual image in my mind from when I was a kid. Dead fish, chemical encrusted, floating in the river, the stench was awful.