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New Mexico gov hopefuls vow to help Trinity Test descendants


August 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's gubernatorial candidates are promising descendants of families who lived near the world's first atomic bomb test to help them receive financial support from the U.S. government to compensate for generations of health problems.

Democrat Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Republican Rep. Steve Pearce, who currently both serve in the U.S. House of Representative, said this week they would continue as governor to advocate for descendants to be included in a federal law that compensated families near nuclear test sites.

Descendants who lived in communities ne...

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