Growing evidence indicates that nuclear power will need to play a role in meeting the world’s increasing energy needs. Let’s put the risks of radiation from nuclear power in perspective. How much radiation do we live with all the time? Is a small amount, repeated over a long time, as deadly as a large amount? Is it safe to live next to a nuclear power plant? Bring your concerns and questions.
In the 1940s, the Columbia Basin in Southeastern Washington was the site of plutonium production, an ingredient in the atomic bomb that would devastate Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Today it is a place of conflict and contradiction, as the natural landscape and human population strive to recover from that past. Arid Lands offers an enthralling look into the many clashing opinions and perspectives that have emerged in this complex community.