Six decades after Trinity Site blast, area residents living with fallout with no help from government
TULAROSA — Tresa VanWinkle struggled to hold back tears as she glanced at family photos perched on her desk among the clutter of her downtown office.
"I look at what has happened to members of my family, and I wonder if we are the children of the bomb," said VanWinkle, 53, director of the Alamogordo-based Cancer Awareness, Prevalence, Prevention and Early Detection center.
She was pulling up national and state cancer trends on the computer — numbers that she said show spiking cancer rates among families in the sprawling, often wind-whipped and ever-dusty Tularosa Basin north of Alamogordo. [link to www.santafenewmexican.com]