Date: 20th September 2000

Erin Brockovich Continues Crusade


Campaigner ERIN BROCKOVICH's crusade for clean water isn't over.

The legal aide whose battle with a water utility in California was made into a film starring JULIA ROBERTS, urged the City Council on Friday to back a state bill that would require stricter testing for the carcinogen chromium 6.

Council members later voted to urge Governor GRAY DAVIS to sign state legislation allowing health experts to determine appropriate levels. Brockovich and her boss, attorney ED MASRY, won a $333million (222million) lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric on behalf of 650 residents of the town of Hinkley who claimed the utility contaminated their water with chromium 6.

(PDD/WNWA)

Source: WENN