The Bombing of New Mexico

Peggy O'Mara
6 min readJan 28, 2024

Trinity Site Downwinders deserve federal compensation.

Parajito Plateau. Photo by Cynthia Mccrary.

Oppenheimer, a 2024 Oscar nominee, tells the story of the man who oversaw the creation and detonation of the first atomic bomb. The bomb’s creation took place on the Parajito Plateau in north central New Mexico, in what is now called Los Alamos. It was detonated at the Trinity Test Site nearly 200 miles south of Los Alamos in the northernmost part of the Jornada…

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Peggy O'Mara

Peggy O’Mara is an award winning journalist. She was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine for over 30 years. Her focus is Family, Health, and Justice.