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|Blighted: Margaret and Sharon and veteran Michael in 1966 (inset)|
Every day these two mothers live with the tragic legacy of nuclear bomb tests half a world away and half a century ago.
Margaret Pontin and daughter Sharon Harris have five children between them, all with severe health problems.
But the heartache goes even deeper, as between them the women have suffered 21 miscarriages which they blame on a radioactive legacy of genetic damage the Government still denies.
Margaret’s husband Michael Watson was present at half a dozen nuclear bomb tests. He was a national serviceman in his early 20s when he was sent to Maralinga in Australia, where British scientists were testing atomic bombs in the late 1950s.