‘Oppenheimer’ torn down for ignoring nuclear test survivors exposed to radiation

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The nuclear bomb test depicted in “Oppenheimer” left a lasting legacy of radiation exposure and cancer diagnosis on generations of people who helped build Los Alamos in New Mexico… but people there say That their problems have been ignored by Hollywood and Congress so far.

Tina Cordova, co-founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, joined TMZ on “TMZ Live” Wednesday and explained why the world’s first nuclear bomb test is still affecting families in New Mexico, Robert Oppenheimer in the desert. Decades after the nuclear explosion of.

“Oppenheimer” looks poised to win a bunch of Oscar statues at this weekend’s Academy Awards, but Tina says the filmmakers blatantly left out everyone who played Los Alamos and the Trinity test. made possible in the first place.

Remember… the July 1945 atomic bomb test took place in the middle of a thunderstorm, causing toxic debris to fall back to Earth in the resulting rain… contaminating the landscape, water supplies and the food chain. … and harmful radiation to New Mexico residents.

Tina, who helped produce a documentary about the fallout, tells the outlet that cancer has devastated her family since the bomb exploded — they lived just 15 miles from the blast. – 5 generations of whom are being diagnosed with all types of cancer .. including lung, oral, skin, brain and thyroid.

She says the filmmakers intentionally left the nuclear mess out of the movie…as New Mexico residents were excluded from the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act at the time, which prohibited living near nuclear testing sites. provided financial compensation to the Americans.

While people living near the Trinity test site were eventually included in RECA, potentially opening the door for payments, Tina says Republican leadership in Congress cut back on its funding due to budget concerns.

Now, with “Oppenheimer” gearing up for a big Oscar night and the Senate’s vote to reauthorize and extend RECA, Tina is banging the drum for the people of New Mexico.

It was a problem then… and it’s still a problem today.

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Erin Clack

• Erin Clack has more than 15 years of experience working as a journalist, with a focus on fashion, parenting and entertainment news.•She joined usnewsdaily in 2023 and currently serves as a Writer-Editor.•Before joining usnewsdaily Erin worked for Condé Nast, Penske Media and Wild Sky Media in various roles. ExperienceErin Clack has more than 15 years of experience working in both print and digital news. She joined usnewsdaily in 2023 and currently serves as a Writer-Editor. Before joining usnewsdaily , she worked as a writer and editor for several different brands. She held various staff roles at Condé Nast and Penske Media, covering the fashion and footwear industries, and served as Deputy Entertainment Editor for Wild Sky Media's CafeMom and Mom.com sites
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