KZMU News: Thursday July 18, 2019

By July 18, 2019 July 22nd, 2019 2 Comments

“I had the feeling that it wasn’t good. I didn’t know just being a child, [but] I thought ‘why would they do that? Why would they send things up in the air?” These are the memories of Bonnie Deem, who lived through the era of nuclear testing in the 1950s. Her story, along with many others, is archived at the University of Utah, in a project called “Downwinders of Utah.” Through oral histories and interactive data, the archive documents the fallout – in all forms of the word – of nuclear radiation across the state. Learn more on today’s news.

[Photo: A 14-kiloton atomic explosion, from a 1951 US nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. J. Willard Marriott Library/University of Utah]

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