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Downwinders and the Radioactive West via PBS Utah

Award-winning Producer John Howe’s documentary, Downwinders and the Radioactive West presents a compelling narrative about the fallout of nuclear testing that resulted in a decades-long debate over cancer rates, the steep cost of patriotism, and the responsibility of a nation to protect … Continue reading

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Radiation Exposure Compensation Act – RECA – SPECIAL: Time Running Out for Downwinders of Trinity, Nuke Tests, Uranium Miners – NH #526 via Nuclear Hotseat

Listen Here: Audio Player00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Podcast: Download This Week’s SPECIAL Featured Interviews: Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was enacted by Congress in 1990 to provide one-time benefits to persons who have likely developed cancer or … Continue reading

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Rosen Co-Sponsors Legislation to Support Nevadans Harmed by Radiation During Cold War via Jacky Rosen

Friday, June 18, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen announced her co-sponsorship of the Downwinders Parity Act, legislation that would extend eligibility for compensation due to sickness caused by radiation exposure from nuclear testing at the Nevada National Security Site … Continue reading

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IN FOCUS Discussion: Funding for Downwinders via abc4.com

by: Rosie Nguyen, Erik Nielsen SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – According to the University of Utah Health, a “downwinder” is a person who was exposed or presumed to be exposed to radiation from the explosion of nuclear devices at the federal Nevada … Continue reading

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Up to 1,000 ‘downwinders’ likely got cancer from Trinity test, study says via Santa Fe New Mexican

By Scott Wyland swyland@sfnewmexican.comSep 1, 2020 Updated Sep 2, 2020 As many as 1,000 New Mexicans living in communities near the Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was detonated 75 years ago, might have developed cancer from the radioactive fallout, says … Continue reading

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On September 1st the National Cancer Institute Will Hold Virtual Briefing about Trinity Test Radioactive Fallout via Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety

A Tuesday, September 1st virtual briefing by the National Cancer Institute about their Study to Estimate Radiation Doses and Cancer Risks Resulting from Radioactive Fallout from the Trinity Nuclear Test is set to re-traumatize the Trinity Downwinders and their families. In 2013, when … Continue reading

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American’s Chernobyl via Cited

SEASON 01: EPISODE 08 (PART 1 OF 2) America’s Chernobyl 00:00:0000:50:49AMERICA’S CHERNOBYLRewind Play Forward    Richland, Washington is a company town that sprang up almost overnight in the desert of southeastern Washington. Its employer is the federal government, and its product is plutonium. The … Continue reading

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#75 years of resilence via #stillhere

The hibakusha, or those who survived the nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are the best known nuclear survivors, but they are not the only ones. Downwinders grew up near America’s nuclear testing and production sites in places like Utah, … Continue reading

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Trump apparently wants a nuclear test. It could be bad for your health via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists By Sara Z. Kutchesfahani In recent weeks, the Trump administration reportedly discussed the possibility of doing something the United States has not done since … Continue reading

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Cancer study of nuclear test site expected in 2019 via the New York Post

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A long-anticipated study into the cancer risks of New Mexico residents living near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test likely will be published in 2019, the National Cancer Institute announced. Institute spokesman Michael Levin … Continue reading

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