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School Bd/College/University DVD: $295


 

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 28 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2018
Available in French: No

The recent expansion of Navy training activities in the Northwest has many local residents concerned. Will more of our communities become collateral damage?

Community members on Whidbey Island, the San Juans, and the Olympic Peninsula are disturbed by an increase in noise caused by new EA-18G "Growler" jets based at Naval Air Station Whidbey (NAS)--and a significant proposed expansion of daily Growler test flights. On Whidbey, communities have been additionally impacted by water system pollution caused by chemicals (PFOA & PFOS) used for firefighting on NAS landing strips.
 
PLANE TRUTHS explores a variety of perspectives on these issues from farmers, current and retired military personnel, environmentalists and other citizens of the affected areas. Viewers will learn how the noise of the Growler jets has affected daily life and business operations in many communities, about the regional environmental impacts of expanded Growler flights and newly approved Navy training in Olympic National Forest, the potential economic ramifications of increased Navy activity and associated population growth, and the status of--and Navy response to--water system pollution on Whidbey Island.
 
As the ideology of perpetual war becomes ever more embedded in our economy, communities near US bases here and around the world face similar problems.

DVD Features
DVD includes SDH captions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, and scene selection.
 
"Highly Recommended...This documentary shows how the opaque and secret activities of the military have had a corrosive impact on the environment, creating 'sacrifice zones' of communities that have become, essentially, collateral damage of the US military-industrial complex...Powerful documentary."
- Andrew Jenks, Educational Media Reviews Online

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