THIS LAND OF MINE
Throughout the United States of America the nuclear industry commits an Erin Brockovich like story every moment of every day. A Flint Michigan scaled disaster replicated across the country.
It is a problem silently affecting the lives of tens of millions of Americans. Poisoning everything in touches.
There is no permanent solution as to what to do with America's nuclear history and present. A thousand
atomic tests still haunt bomb sites and nearby communities across the US. Present day nuclear power reliance creates spent fuel rods that cannot be disposed of safely for millennia. Today, most of American's radioactive waste sits as sludge in open ponds - exposed to the elements and wildlife, leaking into the groundwater that Americans require to live. Into wells and drinking water, into nearby schools and towns and villages. Into the Colorado River and then 40 million Americans it feeds.
The nuclear industry is a 'Forever Problem', one that will last for tens of thousands of years.
There are those that fight against the profiting, the cuts of regulation, the destruction of indigenous communities and the environment. 'This Land of Mine' follows the battles fought in doctor's rooms and hospital beds. In Congress and Courtrooms. In investigative journalists uncovering collusion and negligence. Native Americans and environmentalists fighting against an ocean of historical atrocity and prejudice.
It is a war we are documenting, a microcosm of the environmental battle our world faces everywhere. A David and Goliath tale: tribes versus corporations, honesty versus collusion, public lands versus private greed.