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  • noun A person (or community) that lives downwind from a potential hazard (such as a nuclear power station)

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downwind +‎ -er

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  • "Downwinders refers to individuals and communities who are exposed to radioactive contamination or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing, and nuclear accidents."

    - Wikipedia, cited April 2011.

    April 25, 2011