This is the first part of the new podcast series Nuclear Collateral Damage: Conversations with Survivors and Experts. In this series, we aim to raise awareness around the consequences of nuclear weapons testing and use through lifting up voices of previous and current generations who have been negatively impacted up until this day. In addition to this, we also draw attention to a kinship of nuclear weapons testing/use with colonial histories in different parts of the world. By addressing individual and collective traumas, we seek to revive, restore and reclaim human dignity.
In this episode of the podcast series, Youth Fusion spoke with Tina and Livia Cordova, activists and advocates from New Mexico, USA. The episode is divided into Part I and Part II, wherein the host of this series, Aigerim Seitenova, investigates the negative implications related to the Trinity Test, which was the first nuclear weapons testing carried out in the US that took place in South Central New Mexico.