When you were growing up, how many people did you know who had cancer?
How many do you know today?
Filmmakers Liz Rogers and Kevin Flint go to South Dakota following a story about Uranium contamination only to discover that the problem flows much farther, and runs deeper than they could have imagined. Three years and thousands of miles later, “Hot Water” tells of those impacted by Uranium mining, atomic testing, nuclear energy and the 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 Bomb. “Hot Water” begs the question, are the 38 million people in the American southwest aware that their water supply is filtered through millions of 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 — the subsequent health and environmental damage will take generations and in some cases, thousands of years to heal.
Follow Liz, Kevin and their team as they travel the American west and expose uranium mining and our atomic legacy for what it is, and for what it’s left behind.