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Published: Wednesday, April 21 2010 9:48 p.m. MDT

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I have had friends and relatives die from cancer at a very high rate. I am convinced it was the open air testing that was the underlying cause. The government perpetrated an evil on Utah, and Hatch is wrong to oppose the government from doing what is right for Utahns.

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Over the last 25 years the Des News has several times published maps of the prevailing winds during and after the numerous open air tests in Nevada. Following those wind patterns indicates there are few counties that ddn't receive massive doses of fallout. Furthermore the federal government employed at least one hunter that I know of who was charged with harvesting deer and elk in the surrounding states and delivering them to labs to verify contamination at the top of the food chain closest to humans. The government knew what was happening and chose to accept the risks. Now short of indicting the men responsible for that decision, the government needs to ompensate the victims. Wherever they may live.

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