The history of nuclear war is full of secrets and mysteries. The effects of atomic bombs are well known, but the stories of those who lived through them are often forgotten. People who were directly impacted by nuclear weapons are called Atomic Veterans. So, if you were a veteran during the nuclear test era, you
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A downwinder is someone who has been or is thought to have been exposed to radiation during and after nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site in the 50s and 60s. The radioactive material released from these tests is called “fallout” and it was carried by the wind hundreds of miles from the testing site.