“People tell me they hold bake sales to pay for pain medications. How they have to sell cattle to pay for chemotherapy. How a wife has to go door to door in her pueblo community to try and raise money for the fuel to get her husband to and from treatments in Albuquerque. . . . We are simply asking to [receive the same compensation and benefits] as other downwinders who have been overexposed by radiation due to nuclear testing.”

- Tina Cordova, Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium - photo: outrider