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Rid world of nuclear tests via Observer and Eccentric

We celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s founding and are grateful for the freedom we have. And while we’re all out having fun in the sun, a solemn day is almost forgotten.

July 16 marks the 67th anniversary of the first nuclear test explosion in New Mexico, commonly known as “Trinity.” In the years that followed, the United States conducted 1,030 nuclear test explosions — more than any other country in the world. Radioactive fallout from nuclear testing has negatively impacted health all across America and the globe. A National Cancer Institute study showed that every county in the lower 48 states received some amount of fallout from nuclear tests.

With the negative effects that come from nuclear test explosions, how can our nation’s leaders think that holding open the option of ever conducting these tests again is a good idea? Aren’t they as concerned with the health and well-being of us here in Michigan as I am?

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