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Some Arizona downwinders remain uncompensated

March 3, 2022

March 3, 2022

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KINGMAN – Standing on the front porch of their home south of Las Vegas, Jean Bishop’s family peered up as a mushroom cloud towered in the distance and dust choked the sky. It was an exciting, awe-inspiring sight, and one that stirred their pride in American power during the Cold War.

It was “family entertainment,” Bishop said. But it came at a terrible cost, one that’s still being borne today.

“They watched the explosions numerous times and thought it was a patriotic thing that the government was doing, and they were proud to be able to witness it,” said Bishop, who now is a supervisor for Mohave County.

Read the full article from Cronkite News about the Arizona downwinders fighting to expand RECA compensation here.