Tag Archives: Tularosa Basin Downwinders

People downwind of first atomic blast renew push for U.S. payout via Santa Fe New Mexican

By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated PressMar 24, 2021 Updated Mar 25, 2021 ALBUQUERQUE — In the desert northeast of Las Vegas, Nev., residents living along the Nevada-Arizona border would gather on their front porches for bomb parties or ride horses into the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Watch NM Chief Blasts Los Alamos County For ‘Racial Injustice’, Archbishop Voices Support For Nuclear Disarmament via Los Alamos Reporter

BY MAIRE O’NEILLmaire@losalamosreporter.com Nuclear Watch New Mexico executive director Jay Coghlan blasted Los Alamos County as a “stark illustration” of how racial injustice “plagues our land” Thursday in a speech recorded for an hour-long virtual national commemoration of the 75th anniversary … 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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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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Trinity Test Site Tour Met With Protest via KRWG TV/FM

New Mexico residents living near the site of the first atomic bomb have held their annual demonstration as visitors caravanned into the Trinity Test Site for a tour. The Alamogordo Daily News reports Tularosa Basin Downwinders protested Saturday as caravanners … Continue reading

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