Marshall Islands: Paradise Interrupted

During the era of atmospheric nuclear testing, hundreds of thousands of American servicemen were made to participate in nuclear tests to prepare for fighting an atomic war. Thousands more were exposed to deadly radiation while cleaning up after nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. These men were prevented from talking about their experiences for decades after, even to their doctor.

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Atomic Soldiers: Training for the Final War

During the era of atmospheric nuclear testing, hundreds of thousands of American servicemen were made to participate in nuclear tests to prepare for fighting an atomic war. Thousands more were exposed to deadly radiation while cleaning up after nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. These men were prevented from talking about their experiences for decades after, even to their doctor.

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Downwinders: Fatal Harvest

As nuclear testing proceeded throughout the 1950s, evidence began to emerge showing that radioactive fallout was spreading throughout most of the continental United States. Amidst a growing epidemic of fallout-related cancer, Downwinders began to fight back, first through the courts, and later in Congress. (Part 2 of 2)

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Downwinders: The Ultimate Patriots

In the race to develop the atomic bomb, Oppenheimer’s Trinity test inadvertently exposed thousands of unsuspecting American citizens to toxic radioactive fallout. This test marked the beginning of a decade-long top-secret campaign of above-ground nuclear testing in the United States. Delve into the first-hand accounts of Downwinders, the earliest casualties of the atomic age. (Part 1 of 2)

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