Downwinders and the Radioactive West

Post-war nuclear testing spread radiation far & wide. Its effects are still debated today.

In the 1950s and ‘60s, the U.S. government conducted a series of nuclear tests in the Nevada desert. The resulting fallout would kick off a decades-long debate over cancer rates, the costs of patriotism, and the responsibility of a nation to protect its citizens.

Downwinders and the Radioactive West is a local public television program presented by PBS Utah.

Distributed nationally by American Public Television