We have finished Rte. 160 in southern Colorado and are heading north. In Pueblo, Colorado, I interviewed a woman whose husband had died two years ago of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (a form of cancer). He had been a “missilier.” That is, he worked in one of the many nuclear missile silos in Montana. And his job, among other things, was to “turn the key and press the buttons” in the case of a nuclear launch. The woman, who asked for anonymity, said of the some 600 missiliers in Montana, during the five years the family was stationed there, there were nine other cases of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Hodgkins Lymphoma and Cervical Testicular cancer… All, she said, possibly linked to exposure to radiation from the missiles. (And how many more have early stages of these is anyone’s guess, she continued.) She said the military doesn’t have a program for early detection of these cancers in the missiliers.