Monday, December 13, 2010

Erin Brockovich II?

Activist Returns To Aid Town

Al Cuizon/Courtesy of The Sun, San Bernardino County: Advocate Erin Brockovich meets with Hinkley, Calif., residents during the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation earlier this month.

December 13, 2010 - Erin Brockovich is back.

Brockovich famously took on utility Pacific Gas & Electric over contamination of drinking water in Hinkley, Calif., a saga chronicled in a movie that won actress Julia Roberts an Oscar in 2001. Thanks to Brockovich's efforts, in the 1990s PG&E settled a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with hundreds of residents and pledged to clean up the contamination.

But it appears the plume of contaminated groundwater is spreading. And Brockovich finds herself again in Hinkley, fighting for residents who say the toxic chemical chromium 6 is still in their water supply. {continued}

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