You may be very angry at the government for exposing you and your family to a potentially harmful substance.
People were involuntarily exposed to radioactive substances as a result of routine,intentional and accidental releases.
You may be resentful that the releases were kept secret for so many years.
Some people spent years trying to obtain classified documents so that Hanford's secrets could finally be revealed.Some documents still remain classified.
You may be fearful or anxious that you or your children may get sick in the future.Feeling overwhelmed you may have a diagnosed disease and are overwhelmed by the prospect of living with it,or you may be ill,but healthcare providers haven't diagnosed the problem.
You may have experienced grief and a long-term sense of loss over the illness or deaths of your loved ones.
These,as well as many other emotions are real.There are thousands of downwinders families that deal with the reality of these issues on a daily bases.
This web site is intended to help,and inform,the Cold War Survivors known as The Downwinders.
Please feel free to contact me to submit any material that you would like to add to this web site. Send to the email address at the bottom of the page thank you.
Please feel free to submit any material that you would like to add to this web site. Send to the email address at the bottom of the page thank you.
And remember as one we may be ignored, but as many they will have to listen.
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