03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

New Documents Show Increased Cancer Risk For Baby Boomers After Nuclear Testing

Even with a half century's hindsight, the U.S. government's willingness to risk the health of the nation's children seems somewhere between unfathomable and unconscionable.

Between 1951 and 1962, the Atomic Energy Commission detonated more than 100 nuclear bombs in the atmosphere over its Nevada Test Site, just 65 miles from Las Vegas.

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