July 16 New Mexico frontline community events (1979 Church Rock uranium tailings spill; 1945 “Trinity” atomic bomb “test” blast)

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please see the email from Lilly Adams at Union of Concerned Scientists, below.
Here are links to the documents that Lilly attached to her original email:
Please spread the word about these important events. Thank you.
—Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear
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From: Lilly Adams
Date: Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 5:03 PM
Subject: July 16 frontline community events
Hi all,
As you all know, July 16th is the anniversary of both the Trinity Test – the first ever nuclear weapons test in New Mexico in 1945 [photo, above] – and the Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill – the largest radiological release in US history, in 1979.
I wanted to share two upcoming events from impacted community groups on these events:
  1. The Red Water Pond Road Community Assocation is hosting the 43rd Uranium Tailings Spill Legacy Commemoration (flyer attached).
  2. Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium (TBDC) is hosting its 13th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Town Hall (press release attached). This event will also be livestreamed – more information to come, or check their website for updates.
While many of us aren’t local and can’t attend in person, this is also a great opportunity to support and share information about these groups and events in your networks, on social media, etc. Here are some ideas:
If folks are hearing about other events, or have other articles/media to share, please share as well!
Lilly Adams
Senior Outreach Coordinator
Union of Concerned Scientists
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