Tag Archives: Nevada Test Site

Trinity Nuclear Test’s Fallout Reached 46 States, Canada and Mexico, Study Finds via New York Times

By Lesley M. M. Blume In July 1945, as J. Robert Oppenheimer and the other researchers of the Manhattan Project prepared to test their brand-new atomic bomb in a New Mexico desert, they knew relatively little about how that mega-weapon would … Continue reading

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‘We deserve better’: Residents demand action to extend radiation exposure compensation via Las Vegas Review-Journal

By David Wilson Las Vegas Review-Journal Sheron Carter’s brother and grandfather died from cancer after working at the Nevada Test Site. Three years ago, the 66-year-old Las Vegas native was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, she’s demanding lawmakers take action to compensate … Continue reading

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A Message From the Most Bombed Nation on Earth via Al Jazeera

By Ian Zabarte 29 August 2020 More than 900 nuclear tests were conducted on Shoshone territory in the US. Residents still live with the consequences. ou never know what is killing you when it is done in secret. I watched … Continue reading

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NEVADA VIEWS: Nuclear tests and the Shoshone people via Las Vegas Review Journal

By Ian Zabarte Special to the Review-Journal REGARDING Gary Martin’s June 15 Review-Journal article, “Nuke test rumors spur Nevada lawmakers”: As a Shoshone, we always had horses. My grandfather always told me, “Stop kicking up dust.” Now I understand that … Continue reading

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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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Nevada has been blasted enough via Las Vegas Sun

Judy Treichel “It’s not like we’re asking you to accept nuclear bomb testing again.” This is a statement I have heard several times over the past 30 years, both from people working for the Department of Energy and the commercial … Continue reading

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Donald Trump Is Playing a Dangerous Game of Nuclear Poker via Time

By W.J. HENNIGAN  February 1, 2018 Since 1993, the Department of Energy has had to be ready to conduct a nuclear test within two to three years if ordered by the President. Late last year, the Trump Administration ordered the department … Continue reading

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Veteran recalls nuclear test via the Jackson County Floridian

Local Army veteran Jim Roberts, 87, didn’t know enough to be particularly afraid when he was plucked from his base in Fort Jackson to join an experimental mission in Nevada 64 years ago. He was just 23 years old back … 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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My view: Depleted uranium should not be Utah’s problem to solve alone via Deseret News

By Ashley Soltysiak Utah will soon face a huge decision — whether or not to allow the disposal of depleted uranium (DU), an extremely long-lived nuclear waste, at EnergySolutions’ facility in our West Desert. But here’s the question that state … Continue reading

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