- Published: 16 October 2013
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The Uranium Industry's Dirty Little Secret
When you were growing up, how many people did you know who had cancer?
How many do you know today?
Filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers and Kevin Flint travel to South Dakota following a story about uranium contamination—only to discover that the problem flows much farther and runs much deeper than they could have imagined.
Three years and thousands of miles later, Hot Water tells the story of those impacted by uranium mining, atomic testing, nuclear energy and the subsequent contamination that runs through our air, soil and—even more dramatically—our water.
From Fat Man and Little Boy to Duck and Cover, we believed it was safe to eat, drink and breathe in the shadow of the atomic age.
Hot Water offers this question: Are the thirty-eight million people in the American Southwest aware that their water supply is filtered through 16 million tons of radioactive waste lying on the banks of the Colorado River?
Our ground water, air and soil are contaminated with some of the most toxic heavy metals known to man, and the subsequent health and environmental damage will take generations and 100's of billions of dollars to heal.
Follow Liz, Kevin and their team as they travel the American West and expose uranium mining and our nuclear legacy for what it is, and for what it's left behind.