Environment: Atomic Victims?

Fallout from an old report

Kenneth Lamoreaux grew up on his family's farm in the southwestern Utah town of Paragonah. One day in 1960, at age 15, he was diagnosed as having acute lymphatic leukemia. Ten days later he was dead. A cousin died of leukemia in 1963, another has suffered from thyroid cancer. One common denominator: proximity to more than 80 above-ground atomic-bomb tests held at the nearby Nevada proving grounds from 1951 to 1962.

The Government has long denied the claims of area families that fallout from the testing posed a health hazard. Last week the residents' case was bolstered...

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