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Tularosa Downwinders Try Again

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September 10, 2021 The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for years to get the U.S. government to compensate families who were impacted by the Trinity nuclear test. So far, they’ve been barred from accessing federal money though the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, and the deadline to file a claim is less than a year away. Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Tina Cordova about the latest effort, which now has the support of a bipartisan pair of senators representing New Mexico and Idaho. 

Correspondent: 
Russell Contreras 

Guest: 
Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium 
 
For More Information: 
Downwinders Still Coping with Fallout from Trinity Blast – Axios 
America’s Unacknowledged Nuclear DisasterNew York Times (opinion) 
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act – U.S. Dept. of Justice 
Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium 

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