New Mexico is America's newest "Bikini Atoll" of nuclear research; cause you can't just let a good nuclear disaster go to waste. Just tell the natives its all safe; then offer them free "Health" research and track them over the years.
"CEMRC provides a free lung and whole body counting service to adult citizens living within a 100-mile radius of the WIPP facility. Concerned citizens can be measured to see what radiation may exist in their lungs and whole body. This service is available by scheduling an appointment with the CEMRC Internal Dosimetry Lab at 575-234-5530"
If we lived within a 100 miles of WIPP we would have already evacuated. But this disaster has a huge Normalcy Bias, as people don't want to believe how bad it is, especially since people can't see or YET feel what's killing them.
But again don't worry, in the same press release in which they're offering the free whole body and lung counts they are assuring people the inhaling Plutonium is no more dangerous that eating a banana. Funny thing is, you don't see the Dole Food Company offering free whole body radiation scans to people who eat their brand name Bananas.
On the other hand maybe you should be VERY WORRIED, as the people who lived near the 3 Nuclear Meltdown's in Fukushima were only offered HALF-PRICED whole body scans.
These whole body scans won't directly detect the Plutonium these poor people have ingested, as the massive tissue destroying and cancer producing Alpha radiation particles don't travel very far. They may be able to detect some associated gamma radiation from the Americium traveling along with the Plutonium.
The best comparison would be if you had such a scan before the disaster and then after, that would offer some level of comparison and some evidence in court. Other than that, it smacks of nothing more than a DOE / DOD/ BARDA research project into the effects of Plutonium poisoning. Heck, you won't even know you're a research subject, they'll be able to track your progress / demise via ObamaCare reporting.
So New Mexico, welcome to your own little Bikini Atoll; the only real difference is the Government hasn't evacuated you yet (the Navy hasn't figured how to get the evac boats in Carlsbad yet).
CEMRC detects trace amounts of radiation from WIPP, no danger to public (yet were giving you free whole body radiation and lung scans)