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Documentary highlights plight of U.S. atomic bomb test victims
Members of the Tularosa Downwinders worry they are running out of time despite bipartisan support from U.S. Sens. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
Austin Film Festival Award Winners Include Sunlight and American Fiction
Austin Film Festival Jury, Audience and Screenplay Award Winners: Documentary Feature – First We Bombed New Mexico, written by Lois Lipman and Joel Marcus, directed by Lois Lipman
‘First We Bombed New Mexico’ premieres at Santa Fe International Film Festival
“After Oppenheimer, people said, ‘Well, we saw the bomb go up but what happened when it landed? How did it impact people?’ And that story has not been told and it’s the extremely important narrative of the people of New Mexico,” Lipman said.
Latino Business Report Podcast Presents: Revealing the Untold Story: A Counter-Narrative of ’Oppenheimer’ - the Movie
Join us as we shine a critical light on how Latino and indigenous families who lived in the region were deliberately kept in the dark about their perilous exposure to high levels of radiation.
Visitors tour New Mexico atomic site in likely record attendance fueled by 'Oppenheimer' fanfare
Thousands of visitors are expected at the Trinity Site, a designated National Historic Landmark that's usually closed to the public because of its proximity to the impact zone for missiles fired at White Sands Missile Range.
Deliverance for downwinders: As the clock winds down on federal compensation, one woman’s mission ramps up
"New Mexicans harmed by the world’s first nuclear bomb test will finally win assistance if Tina Cordova has her way."
"Oppenheimer" brings painful memories for New Mexico Hispanics
"The new movie "is nothing but an over-glorification of the science and the scientists, again, with no reflection on the harm done to the people in New Mexico," Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, which advocates for families affected by the Trinity Test, tells Axios."
No ‘Oppenheimer’ fanfare for those caught in first atomic bomb’s fallout
"According to a new study, the fallout floated to 46 states, Mexico and Canada within 10 days. In 28 of 33 New Mexico counties, it estimates the accumulation of radioactive material was higher than required under the federal compensation program."
Accounting for Unfissioned Plutonium from the Trinity Atomic Bomb Test
"Two possible modes of intake of plutonium from Trinity are most important with respect to potential health effects: inhalation of descending fallout and inhalation at later times from the resuspension of activity on the surface of the ground."
A Deadly Love Affair: New Mexico, Physics, and the Film Oppenheimer
"In southern New Mexico, the communities surrounding the Trinity site continue to deal with the legacy of illness and death created by the plutonium bomb called the Gadget. New research shows that fallout from the Trinity test reached forty-six states plus Canada and Mexico."
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