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LAWMAKER: EXPAND COMPENSATION FROM NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING

A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan rolled out the measure Tuesday on the 74th anniversary of the Trinity Test. As part of the top-secret Manhattan Project, government scientists and the U.S. military

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