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Arid Lands

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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Grant Aaker


The documentary Arid Lands travels to the Columbia Basin of southeastern Washington State. This region - once the site of the Hanford nuclear plant that produced plutonium for the Nagasaki bomb in August 1945 - is currently the target of a massive, government-sponsored urban planning effort and home to the most extravagant and far-reaching environmental cleanup in history. As government monies encourage urbanization, a number of contradictions turn up on the landscape - from wild animals roaming among...more