“This is a social justice issue. We want acknowledgment that the federal government did this without our consent then forgot about us and left us to fend for ourselves.”

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 14, 2015 file photo from video, Tina Cordova talks of her late father, Anastacio Cordova, in her Albuquerque home. Cordova believes her father, who died in 2013 after suffering from multiple bouts of cancer, was affected by the atomic bomb Trinity Test in New Mexico since he lived in nearby Tularosa, N.M. as a child. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium will release the health assessment report Friday on residents of a historic Hispanic village of Tularosa near the Trinity Test in the New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras,File)

Tina Cordova, a cancer survivor and former Tularosa resident – Quote from the article Latinos still coping with the fallout of 1st nuclear explosion, Axios, July 15, 2021

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