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Audience members at a Senate hearing on a bill to compensate “downwinders” – people affected by radiation from nuclear testing – raise their hands when asked if they are downwinders. (Photo by Bryan Pietsch/Cronkite News)

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Navajo, others testify for bill to expand protections for ‘downwinders’

Navajo officials and residents urged a Senate committee June 27 to expand coverage of a fund that compensates uranium miners and “downwinders” — people who lived downwind from Cold War nuclear tests.