War Waste - A Ticking Bomb
It's a ticking bomb for the environment: After the end of the Second World War, the Allies sank their surplus munitions off the coasts of Europe - 1.6 million tons in German waters alone. And in addition to conventional explosives, there are also highly toxic substances on the seabed, including Sarin, a mustard gas containing arsenic. After 1945, the Allies disposed of their surplus munitions off the coasts of Europe. Other countries where wars have occurred - especially Vietnam - face the same problem. It is still not really clear how much environmental damage has actually been caused in those countries. The documentary shows in an astonishing manner how much military pollution the wars of the 20th Century have left behind. Although it could create enormous problems for humans and the environment, the problem has yet to be fully scientifically investigated.