Cancer-cluster study seeking to debunk 'Erin Brockovich' has glaring weaknesses

By David Heath

An often-cited study finds no cancer cluster in Hinkley, Calif. But it fails to focus on people who drank poisoned water.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Erin Brockovich":

"… ll yeah, it was hurting people all that time?” …"

"… his analysis, Morgan said, “Now, what I presumed was you're going after Erin Brockovich.” Limitations of epidemiology Whether anyone in Hinkley got cancer from …"

"… pockets. “I've heard different reports of $2 million or $3 million that Erin Brockovich received herself. And yet, she is the humanitarian. Well, I'm more humanit …"

"… s 20/20 in which John Stossel uses his work to debunk the claims in Erin Brockovich that drinking hexavalent chromium can hurt people. The American Coun …"

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

By Ronnie Greene

In 1978, Lois Gibbs was a mom with sick kids. Her fight prompted a president to free 900 families -- and paved the way for U.S. buyouts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Erin Brockovich":

"… tive in a ploy to get the president’s attention. It worked. Long before Erin Brockovich became a movie, Gibbs helped secure an environmental victory of greater he …"

Praise from MIT for Center and PBS collaboration on post-Erin Brockovich Hinkley, Calif.

Knight Science Journalism at MIT commends Center and PBS for reporting on toxic cleanup in California

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… sp;  …"

Tackling the powerful chemical industry

By Bill Buzenberg

Investigation pushes EPA to change policies

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… government agencies from taking action. In some of our key findings, the Center for Public Integrity reported that the EPA’s delay was caused in part by waiting for new stud …"

"… s. The EPA has still not acted. The good news, however, is that after the Center for Public Integrity and the PBS NewsHour started asking questions about the delay, the EPA rev …"

How industry scientists stalled action on carcinogen

By David Heath

Tens of millions of Americans drink tap water tainted with chromium. But industry pushback has made it hard for the EPA to regulate.

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"… earlier. From here, the story is familiar to anyone who saw the hit film Erin Brockovich. The corporate polluter was taken to court. The victims got millions of do …"

"… the wealth.’ " Secrets of the 'Blue-Ribbon Panel' Before the film Erin Brockovich even came out, the state of California was already taking steps to st …"

Toxic clout: how Washington works (badly)

By Bill Buzenberg

How Washington works (badly)

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"… called hexavalent chromium, which gained infamy in the Oscar-winning film Erin Brockovich. The film ends in Hollywood fashion, with the corporate polluter paying $3 …"

EPA adds safeguards to spotlight conflicts on scientific panels

By David Heath and Ronnie Greene

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps Friday to help reveal potential conflicts of interest in scientific review panels.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Erin Brockovich":

"… lent chromium, best known as the toxic chemical compound from the hit film Erin Brockovich, is found in the drinking water of more than 70 million Americans, accordi …"