Erin Brockovich back in Hinkley testing water
HINKLEY, Calif. – At the end of "Erin Brockovich," a housewife sick from toxic chromium weeps with joy as she's handed her portion of a historic $333 million settlement between residents of this small desert town and the utility that poisoned their drinking water.
In real life, that woman is Roberta Walker. She still lives in Hinkley, using her share to buy a new home in what she thought would be a safe four-mile distance from the toxic plume of chromium.
Earlier this year, she and other residents learned that the pollution, which Pacific Gas & Electric was required to clean up, was once again moving and had seeped into their groundwater.
Now, Brockovich has returned to the town that made her famous and is once again rallying residents, sampling the water and at a water board meeting on Wednesday is expected to announce that the contamination may be worse than the utility says.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110309/ap_ … brockovich
I wrote about her in one of my recent hub..looks like the EPA may be faltering...
I love the Erin Brockovich story. Proof that people can get in there and change things, no matter who they are. She's been appearing on TV adverts for a particular law firm over here lately.
Glad she hasn't forgotten what made her!
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