Polluting the Fountain of Youth DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: March 5, 1998
Journey deep beneath the earth into a vast network of caves, caverns and underground rivers to find why one of the world's most precious resources is threatened.
The mythical home of the Fountain of Youth, Florida has one of the world's greatest concentrations of springs. Among them is a vast network of caves, caverns and outflows in North Central Florida that, taken together, make up the world's largest natural discharge of pure water, with eight billion gallons escaping daily. For thousands of years, the source of the waters has been a mystery.
But recently, this precious resource has suffered alarming changes some springs have turned green with algae, while the water in others is suddenly too contaminated to drink. POLLUTING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH joins the team that is investigating the disturbing transformation of this once-pristine system. By diving deep into the previously unexplored springs, they are getting a firsthand understanding of an astonishing system. As they race to find out what is happening, they are also revealing a magical underground world. Join host Bill Kurtis for an extraordinary journey beneath the earth, into the heart of an ancient, underground river that none have ever seen before.