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Activists seek broader compensation for Americans exposed to radiation after decades in limbo via The Hill

BY ZACK BUDRYK – 10/03/23 6:00 AM ET … Now, a coalition of activists from St. Louis and New Mexico is working with the support of a bipartisan supermajority of senators to broaden the pool of such Americans who are eligible for federal compensation.  A proposed amendment to the annual Defense … Continue reading

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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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The Day the Sun Rose Twice: A Tour of Atomic New Mexico via The New York TimesThe Day the Sun Rose Twice:  Tour of Atomic New Mexico

The Southwestern state was central to the development of nuclear weapons. When the testing ground for the first detonation recently reopened for visitors, a writer decided to confront that difficult history. By Nina Burleigh Published Nov. 4, 2022Updated Nov. 8, 2022, 12:49 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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When the sky fell to earth via Republik

By Joshua Wheeler (Text) and Reto Sterchi (Photos), 16.10.2021 Hundreds of twinkling lights, five hundred brown paper sacks with candles in them, luminarias around the mound and spilling out into the base paths and a family of three with singing bowls on … 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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Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on U.S. Soil 75 Years Ago Continue to Seek Justice via Independent Media Institute/Portside

By Satya Vatti “They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The detonation was code-named “Trinity.” It … Continue reading

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Support the Inclusion of New Mexicans in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA)! via Beyond the Bomb

Send a clear message to your representatives that after sidelining the people of New Mexico for 75 years, it is time to finally include them in the amendments of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA). New Mexicans became the first victims … 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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It’s Been 75 Years, and America Still Won’t Admit a Nuclear Disaster via the New York Times

Remember when we blew radioactive ash over New Mexico? Now the Trump administration is talking about testing bombs again. By Joshua Wheeler Mr. Wheeler is the author of “Acid West.” When America detonated the world’s first atomic bomb at 0529 hours … Continue reading

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