New Mexico has two national laboratories and a waste facility as part of the nuclear weapons program. The detonation of the first nuclear bomb at the Trinity Site left another nuclear legacy that does not get as much attention. The fallout from that blast contaminated air, land, and water–leaving malignant reminders for the generations of New Mexicans living in the Tularosa Basin.
The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) has never included the Tularosa Basin Downwinders. RECA is scheduled to expire July 10, 2022. PLEASE CONTACT FEDERAL OFFICIALS and let them know that you want RECA extended and expanded to cover downwinders and uranium and plutonium workers throughout the western states.