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ATOMIC HOMEFRONT
February 12, 2018  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Somewhere on our globe, there’s a fire raging closer to a mostly forgotten pocket of nuclear waste – and the fire, like the radioactive material, is underground. That’s surprising enough, but what’s really surprising is where that hidden ticking danger is located: suburban St. Louis. Starting in 1942, a processing plant in that city supplied some of the uranium for our country’s first atomic bombs, the ones that eventually ended WWII. But the radioactive waste from that processing that wasn’t shipped elsewhere ended up being buried in a local landfill – and now it’s like a time bomb with a lit fuse, on a very, very large and dangerous scale. Rebecca Camissa directs. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.

 
 
 
 
 
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