Jun 20, 2012
St. George Spectrum
Long-term residents of Southern Utah are all-too familiar with the term "downwinder," a euphemism of sorts that refers to those who lived here when the U.S. government conducted atmospheric atomic weapons testing at the Nevada Test Site between 1951 and 1962.Perhaps less well known are the federally funded RESEP (Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program) and RECA (Radiation Exposure Compensation Act) services designed to help downwinders deal with the higher cancer rates that resulted from increased radiation exposure.
Apr 17, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune
One needs only glance at a few headlines to discover that the dominant political idea in Utah these days is fight the federal government. Keep them from harming Utahns.
This lens is usually applied to issues such as federal lands or health-care policy. I would like to see it applied to a different issue: whether the U.S. should permanently end nuclear weapons testing.
Apr 15, 2012
Trisha Beck in her My View, "No need for nuclear testing any longer" (April 11), spoke to the two critical reasons the United States should ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and why it has significant value for the residents of Utah and the country.
Apr 11, 2012
Recently, the National Academy of the Sciences released a new report that may close the door on a tragic, 60-year chapter of Utah's history. The report, a review of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, found that there's absolutely no need for the United States to resume nuclear weapons testing.
That news from Washington resonates the most here in Utah, where thousands of residents were made sick by past nuclear weapons testing in Nevada.
Mar 08, 2012
The Moab Times Independent
Miners, millers and haulers living in Grand County and negatively affected by Nevada nuclear weapons testing between 1951 and 1962 were added to a Grand County Council resolution marking Jan. 27 as a day of commemoration for downwinders affected by the testing.
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