Nevada Public Radio
August 18, 2020
By Doug Puppel
Over the course of 40 years, the government detonated nearly 1,000 nuclear devices at the Nevada Test Site.
While the last test took place almost 30 years ago, downwinders are still grappling with the dubious legacy.
Downwinders are those who were exposed to radioactive contamination because of the tests. There’s a new push in Congress to extend compensation for those impacted by radiation from the Nevada tests. They also want an official apology.