Trinity Test site opening to face protest from some who say bomb hurt New Mexico families

April 1, 2015 7:42 PM

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Trinity Test site opening to face protest from some who say bomb hurt New Mexico families

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected.

Hundreds of visitors are expected Saturday to visit the Trinity Test site as federal officials open up the historic grounds for a rare opportunity for tourists to view the site of the world's first atomic blast. The site typically opens for a few hours for at least once a year.

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