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Erin Brockovich

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Moorpark Parents Suspect Their Children’s Brain Tumors Are Related

A group of Moorpark parents who have children suffering from brain tumors are wondering whether the connection is a fluke or indicative of a bigger problem.

12/03/2013

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Judge Orders Calif. To Set Standard For Chromium-6

A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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Carson City Council Passes Resolution Declaring Local Emergency Over Polluted Soil

The Carson City Council voted Monday to declare a state of local emergency over polluted soil in one local neighborhood.

CBS Los Angeles–07/29/2013

Erin Brockovich in 2012. (credit: Getty Images/AFP)

Erin Brockovich Accused Of Boating While Intoxicated At Lake Mead

Brockovich, 52, of Agoura Hills, Calif., was released from the Clark County Detention Center after posting $1,000 bail.

06/09/2013

PG&E admits they are responsible for contaminating the ground water in Hinkley. (credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Hinkley Homeowners In Negotiation To Leave Town Over Contaminated Water

Pacific Gas and Electric (AKA PG&E) has offered to buy hundreds of homes and relocate the families after their plant polluted the groundwater of Hinkley.

10/19/2012

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Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical

Environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the California Department of Public Health for failing to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”

CBS Los Angeles–08/14/2012

Ciji Goodrich, Jen Stefani, Gwen Stefani, Lene McNair and Cassandra Ball.  Photo by Robert Ulrich.

Grand Opening of Kristoff Ball Salon

Celebrity hairstylist with a rockin’ background opens new salon with a rock-star-studded party. Last Thursday, celebrity hairstylist Kristoff Ball celebrated the opening of his new Beverly Hills salon with a party produced by Brent Bolthouse. […]

CBS Los Angeles–03/16/2012

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Regulators Moving To Protect Drinking Water From Carcinogen

State environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2011

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Erin Brockovich Inspires Proposed Law Limiting Chromium 6 In Water

California would limit the level of a known carcinogen in tap water under legislation proposed by a state lawmaker.

02/22/2011

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Carcinogen Levels In Riverside Water Among Tops In US

Researchers say tap water in Riverside has some of the highest levels in the nation of a known deadly toxin.

12/20/2010

A pipe is one of the few signs that houses once stood on the property where Pacific Gas & Electric bought and razed them after the company was found to have polluted the ground water with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium for 30 years July 19, 2001 in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. The community''s pollution struggle inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich." (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Survey Finds Unremarkable Cancer Rate In Hinkley

A California state study has not revealed elevated cancer levels in the town of Hinkley, a small desert community whose struggles with contaminated groundwater inspired the award-winning “Erin Brockovich.”

12/13/2010

Barstow residents have been warned to not drink tap water until Golden State Water Company tests for possible chemical contamination.

Schwarzenegger Declares Emergency Over Barstow Water

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical found in rocket fuel has left the water supply contaminated.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/20/2010

A pipe is one of the few signs that houses once stood on the property where Pacific Gas & Electric bought and razed them after the company was found to have polluted the ground water with cancer-causing hexavalent chromium for 30 years July 19, 2001 in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. Health officials are now testing the area for airborne chromium pollution. The community''s pollution struggle inspired the movie "Erin Brockovich." (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)(credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

PG&E May Buy Hinkley Homes Above Toxic Plume

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has proposed buying up to 100 properties, including homes, in a California desert town where a spreading toxic plume is contaminating groundwater with cancer-causing chrominum 6.

11/19/2010

Krystal Park, 13, reads a small sign across the street from her house warning of "nonpotable water", which in fact contains hexavalent chromium in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. Krystal Park, 13, reads a small sign across the street from her house warning of "nonpotable water", which in fact contains hexavalent chromium, July 19, 2001 in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, CA, west of Barstow. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Toxic Plume Spreads In ‘Brockovich’ Calif. Desert Town

Regulators say water wells near the town made famous by the movie “Erin Brockovich” are showing increased concentrations of cancer-causing chromium.

11/09/2010

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