This illuminating film documents the largest
radioactive waste spill in U.S. history - a national tragedy that
received little attention.
With the sound of a thunderclap, 94
million gallons of water contaminated with uranium mining waste broke
through a United Nuclear Corporation storage dam in 1979. The water
poured into the Puerco River in New Mexico - the main water supply for
the Navajo Indians that live along the river, and a tributary of the
major source of water for Los Angeles. Navajo ranchers, their children,
and farm animals waded through the river unaware of the danger.
The River That Harms tells
the story of this tragedy and the toll it continues to take on the
Navajos, who lost the use of their water. To the Navajos, this event is
also a prophetic warning for all humanity.