FILM REVIEW: “Arid Lands”

From Willamette Week, 10/11/07:

During World War II, the feds decided a huge isolated desert “wasteland” with an “expendable” native population in Eastern Washington would be a perfect spot to cook up plutonium. And almost overnight, 50,000 pasty folk showed up at the now-abandoned Hanford site to produce a laundry list of humanitarian widgets, its chief claim to fame being the radioactive guts of the bomb that wiped out Nagasaki. Continue reading