Dozens protest health concerns at Trinity site

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. (KRQE) – Dozens staged a protest outside White Sands Missile Range demanding answers to health problems they say were caused by radiation.

According to Santa Fe New Mexican the group is seeking recognition and compensation for decades of illnesses and deaths they believe have been caused by radiation from the atomic bomb blast.

People in surrounding counties say drinking water, local crops and livestock have all been contaminated by the radiation.

A study of the Manhattan Project records by the CDC adds to residents’ concerns.

It says residents were not warned of the detonation – were never evacuated or advised to take precautions regarding radiated food and water sources. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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