- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 7, 2001
The most famous victim of the Pearl Harbor disaster is now threatening to become an environmental tragedy in its own right.
The attack on Pearl Harbor claimed dozens of ships, but the symbol of the attack--and the site of the memorial that honors its victims--is the USS Arizona, which lies, with most of her crew, on the harbor bottom where she settled on that disastrous morning. But a new disaster may be brewing beneath the placid waters of Pearl Harbor.
SAVE OUR HISTORY® reveals how the battleship was loaded with 1 million gallons of fuel oil when she was struck, and how nearly half of that is estimated to remain on board. After six decades in salt water, corrosion is taking its toll, and studies are under way to see how the site might be stabilized to prevent an environmental catastrophe. Currently, more than a quart of oil seeps from the Arizona every day, but the potential for a much greater release is clear and present.
Never-before-seen footage of the interior of the ship highlights this look at the latest chapter of the Arizona's saga.