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Trinity At 75: A Mixed Legacy

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The Ruidoso News
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In the last in a series of stories marking the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test this year, reporter Dennis Carroll looks at the first study of possible health effects on New Mexicans caused by that first nuclear detonation.

In a bit of irony, Carroll shares criticism of the National Cancer Institute report from advocates who were alive on that mid-summer day in 1945--and their descendants. And, he also reports on efforts to ensure that Trinity’s downwinders no longer remain left-out of the history books.

© 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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