The Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, praises the development of the Bomb and future nuclear weapons work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The public is allowed to place two or three posters showing alternative points of view in a back corner of the museum.

In June of 2014 we added a new poster to the museum titled “Did We Bomb Ourselves?” You can download and print that poster here. In the center of the poster is a modified version of the New Mexico Threats Map. (The 2016 update of the original can be seen on the Maps page and on the second page of the Brochure.) The poster version emphasizes nuclear sites in New Mexico. A fallout map and a map showing some of the hazards at and around LANL are also included. The central text describes how thousands of American were sickened and killed from making the Bomb and how this pattern has continued into the present day. It’s quite possible that more Americans have died making the Bomb than were killed in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This idea is supported by New investigative reporting from McClatchy described in the post Legacy of Death from Building the Bomb.

Around the maps are photos of Nagasaki victims, of downwinders and of a uranium miner. All the people shown have suffered ill effects from the Bomb. The American photos are accompanied by interview summaries. Full interviews and additional interviews and photos can be seen by searching for downwinders on this site.

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