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‘Downwinders’ aftermath still a reality today in Iron County via Iron County Today

By Craig Bennett Iron County Today The bombs had names such as Morgan, Charleston and “Dirty Harry.” They appeared as flashes in the sky that looked faraway but were close enough to Southern Utah to cause damage that is still … Continue reading

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Downwinders continue their fight to educate public on negative effects of atomic bomb testing via Ruidoso News

Members of the Tularosa Downwinders were at the Trinity site off U.S. 380 again this year as it opened for the public to tour the area on White Sands Missile Range where the atomic bomb was tested for use during World War II. […] … Continue reading

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Trinity Bomb downwinders fight for compensation via KOAT Action News

Second and third generation downwinders are battling health affects from overexposure to radiation, experts say ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act offers people who contracted certain cancers and other serious diseases from exposure to radiation from nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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Downwinders continue their fight for compensation via The Ruidoso News

wo times each year when the Trinity Site is opened to the public, members of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium show up with signs to remind people that many victims were produced in New Mexico from the explosion of the … Continue reading

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New health survey at nuclear test site details decades of illnesses, deaths via The Santa Fe New Mexican

More than 70 years after the detonation of the first atomic bomb, residents of Southern New Mexico who were unwittingly exposed to the fallout, as well as their descendants and advocates, have released a new report that details the decades … Continue reading

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Utah exhibit shows nuclear testing’s downwind effects via Seattle Times

By Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A collection of photos, stories and maps showing the downwind effects from nuclear testing done in Nevada in the 1950s and ’60s opened this week at a University of Utah library. The … Continue reading

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Downwinders of Utah Archive via The University of Utah

An INteractive GEospatial Archive Depicting the Story of Utah Nuclear Fallout Related to Atmospheric Testing at the Nevada Test Site Beginning in 1951, the era of nuclear weapons testing was a time of tremendous change at both national and local … Continue reading

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Pritikin: Hanford park history must include Downwinders via The Spokesman Review

The suffering of Hanford Downwinders exposed to airborne radiation must not be omitted from the stories told in the new Manhattan Project Historic National Park. Admittedly, the stories of cancers, other serious disease, and death in those of us who … Continue reading

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Downwinders: Did the Government Kill John Wayne?

Downwinders The questionable things our government will do in the name of “national security” is not something new. It started a long time ago. More information and trailer for this film are available at Downwinders

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Opponents of U.S. nuclear bomb ‘glorification’ park seek Japanese support via Asahi World

By Masato Tainaka Residents who fell sick living near the facility that produced plutonium for the Nagasaki atomic bomb are seeking Japanese support for a campaign against an attraction in the United States that they say “glorifies” nuclear weapons. The … Continue reading

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