Annie Hawkes, an eight-year-old girl in Alamogordo, would gather green glass pebbles formed by nuclear tests and take them home in boxes to place under her bed because they glowed in the dark. She and two of her sisters developed numerous cancers, as well as bone and thyroid diseases. Hawkes says 95 percent of the girls she went to school with in Alamogordo contracted some form of cancer or thyroid disease.

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