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Robert Del Tredici - At Work in the Fields of the Bomb

35. St. George , Utah

St. George, sometimes referred to as " Fallout City," is located 135 miles east of the Nevada Test Site. Throughout the '50s and early '60s the Nevada Test Site exploded 100 nuclear weapons in the atmosphere - on average, nearly one bomb a month for 10 years. Testing policy determined that explosions take place when winds shifted away from highly populated areas like Las Vegas and toward sparsely populated areas like St. George. In St. George and southern Utah between 1958 and 1963, the incidence of childhood leukemia was 2.5 times higher than the national average. St. George, Utah. November 10, 1982.

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