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New Mexicans in DC seeking compensation for nuclear test side effects

KOB.com Web Staff
June 27, 2018 09:12 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Over 70 years after the first nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, advocates for families who lived near the site are testifying before a U.S. Senate committee about side effects from that test.

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The Tularosa Basin Downwinders say they want to be included in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. Other Americans affected by nuclear tests have been compensated, but this group of New Mexicans says they have been ignored.

The hearing began around 6 a.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday. A livestream is available here

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