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Groups Demand Relief for Nuclear Frontline Communities

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020

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By Molly Montgomery SUN Staff Writer

Over 120 local and national organizations are urging the U.S. Congress to provide assistance to nuclear frontline communities.

The organizations sent a letter May 5 asking members of Congress to include provisions in the next federal COVID-19 economic relief bill for communities that have been exposed to radiation due to the federal government’s nuclear weapons activities.

Those communities are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 because of their exposure to radiation from activities including uranium mining, weapons production, and atmospheric nuclear testing, the letter states.

Click here to read the remainder of the article at the Rio Grande Sun.