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Nuclear Weapons Testing Becomes Hot Topic 75 Years After Test

Jul 18, 2020, 11:52 AM
Tourists look at photographs of the first nuclear bomb test at the Trinity Site where the bomb was ...
Tourists look at photographs of the first nuclear bomb test at the Trinity Site where the bomb was tested at 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain War Time on July 16, 1945 on the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, April 1, 2000. The 19 kiloton explosion not only led to a quick end to the war in the Pacific but also ushered the world into the atomic age. (Photo by Joe Raedle)
(Photo by Joe Raedle)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Nuclear weapons continue to be a hot political topic in Utah and elsewhere 75 years after the U.S military detonated the world’s first atomic bomb in New Mexico, ushering in the nuclear age.

The Deseret News reports the Trump administration has talked about resuming nuclear bomb testing as politicians consider renewing compensation for those still suffering from dangerous radiation exposure during the years of nuclear tests.

Some Utahns were repeatedly exposed to radiation from nuclear bomb tests at the Nevada Test Site near Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, nuclear weapons have become an issue in Utah’s 4th Congressional District race after Trump’s talk of possibly renewing nuclear testing.

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Nuclear Weapons Testing Becomes Hot Topic 75 Years After Test