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Trinity: World’s First Nuclear Accident?

Dennis Carroll

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device –the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom.

In the second in a series of reports marking the anniversary, reporter Dennis Carroll talks with two nuclear scientists intimately familiar with the test – now considered by some to be the world’s first nuclear accident whose first victims may have been dozens of infants. Next in the series: Downwinders’ quest for redress and justice, and possibly revisionist history in the making.

© 2020 Dennis Carroll

Dennis J. Carroll is a veteran journalist based in Santa Fe.. He has written extensively on health and environmental issues regarding nuclear weapons workers and atomic testing. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and other major daily newspapers across the country.
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