Green Warriors

Toxic Townships

Johannesburg is considered the most uranium-contaminated city in the world. Waste dumps from around 600 abandoned mines sit next to residential communities, blowing polluted dust into homes and contaminating the soil and water supplies. To get a sense of the sheer extent of the problem, Martin Boudot and his team of researchers investigate. Equipped with a Geiger counter, they uncover some dangerous realities.

Television program that uncovers a health scandal. Especially relevant for viewers in - or interested in - South Africa.

Director(s): Martin Boudot
Script: Martin Boudot
Production: Paul Moreira, Luc Hermann
Actors: Martin Boudot
Year: 2018
Duration: 52 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): French, English
Country of origin: France
Shooting Locations: South Africa
Screening rights: Javafilms ()


Main topic(s): Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: africa toxins health
Mentions: mining gold mines toxic waste contamination diseases dust radioactive health
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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