Hollywood and the Downwinders Still Grapple with Nuclear Fallout

Describes the nuclear bomb tests at the Nevada Test Site which caused nuclear fallout that affected numerous “downwinder” communities in the U.S., including St. George, Utah.  The article describes the high incidence of radiation related effects in the affected areas.  The article also describes the use of the area as a film set for “The Conqueror,”  a movie starring John Wayne, the production of which may have exposed numerous case and crew to radiation poisoning, and which may have contributed to their deaths.

June 6, 2015 – The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jun/06/downwinders-nuclear-fallout-hollywood-john-wayne?CMP=fb_gu

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