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72 years after atom bomb test, group still seeks apology

KOB.com Web Staff
July 16, 2017 05:52 PM

TULAROSA, N.M. – Sunday marked 72 years since the world’s first atomic bomb was tested in New Mexico.

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The Trinity Test took place as part of the Manhattan Project, a top-secret program run out of the then-secret city of Los Alamos.

Residents living near the Trinity Test site held a vigil Saturday night for loved ones who have died from a cancer, a side effect some say was a result of the tests that transcended generations.

The Tularosa Basin Downwinders say the test irreparably altered the gene pools of residents in surrounding communities, such as the village of Tularosa.

The Downwinders are currently lobbying for compensation and apologies from the U.S. government. 

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