Montana has 6,000(!), abandoned mine and mill sites. They spew deadly heavy metals and emissions into Montana’s rivers , aquifers and air. This gross, frightening Montana reality is neither boasted on nor publicized by the Tourist Information Bureau. Now, why is that do you suppose? Our film expedition trekked into the hinterlands and documented many of these abandoned sites. After much illegal trespassing we produced ABANDONED, deeply panned by The Chamber of Commerce.
Gene Bernofsky, 1992. World Wide Film Expedition