|Film||Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships|
|Running Time||51 Minutes|
|Date||17th October 2019|
|Place||Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall|
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute Namibia for Science Week 2019, the Scientific Society Swakopmund will be screening the Film, “Green Warriors: South Africa’s Toxic Townships”. The screening takes place on Wednesday the 17th of October at 6pm in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall.
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.
Scientists have found uranium quantities in rivers west of the city to be as much as 4000 times natural levels and in tap water as much as 20 times higher, while residents of Johannesburg and surrounding communities live among an estimated 600000 metric tons of uranium buried in waste rock.
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.