» ‘Erin Brockovich’ Town Faces New Threat

Posted by Candice Wynter, December 2, 2012

Hinkley, Calif., may soon become a ghost town as residents move away from contaminated water.

Hinkley, Calif., is the small town that battled toxic groundwater and inspired the 2000 film Erin Brockovich. Now residents say they are experiencing a sequel to their story.

A few years ago, people started talking about the water again. Residents developed strange rashes and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. — blamed for the town’s groundwater pollution — was offering to buy homes again, this time in areas previously believed to be unaffected by the contamination.

‘I Just Want To Leave’

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