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The Tularosa Downwinders Have Waited 75 Years for Justice via The Nation

Even though the first atomic bomb exploded in their state, New Mexicans were never compensated for the health consequences of nuclear contamination. These campaigners have vowed to change that. By Sofia Martinez “It’s been over 75 years—we can’t wait anymore,” states … Continue reading

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U.S. lawmakers move urgently to recognize survivors of the first atomic bomb test via National Geographic

By Lesley M.M. Blume […] The flakes were fallout from the Manhattan Project’s Trinity test, the world’s first atomic bomb detonation. It took place at 5:29 a.m. local time atop a hundred-foot steel tower 40 miles away at the Alamogordo Bombing … Continue reading

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New push on to expand nuclear radiation compensation via The Santa Fe New Mexican

By Susan Montoya Bryan ALBUQUERQUE — A bipartisan group of lawmakers is renewing a push to expand a U.S. compensation program for people who were exposed to radiation following uranium mining and nuclear testing carried out during the Cold War. … 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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70 Years Later, Health Impacts of First US Nuclear Detonation Still Being Felt via Reuters

People who lived near the site of the first atomic bomb test in the New Mexico desert and later developed cancer and other health problems need to be compensated, a U.S. senator said Thursday. The federal government neglected residents of … Continue reading

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