Topics: Hinkley, California, Erin Brockovich, Hexavalent chromium Pages: 3 (931 words) Published: June 18, 2014
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Erin Brockovich
I have to start this out by saying that Julia Roberts is one of my favorite female actors around today. This particular movie that she is in, Erin Brockovich, is when Julia Roberts was in her prime Erin has been divorced twice and is a gorgeous mother of three in her thirties. Erin starts out jobless and in a very messy court case the resulted from an unclear car accident. The accident put her $17,000 in debt due to her hospital bills and of course the car. Due to Erin’s current circumstances, she is desperate for a job so she begs her lawyer until he finally caves in and gives her a low paying job as a lawful associate in a California firm. Erin dresses very trashy and she speaks her mind, which is actually quite inappropriate at times. But none the less, one day at work she was sorting paperwork relating to real estate cases, Erin stumbles on to some medical records in a file that she was organizing. On the spur of the moment, she carries out a little exploring which results in her believing that the land that was bought by Pacific Gas and Electric is the identical property that had hexavalent chromium contamination resulting from Pacific Gas and Electrics environmentally negligent activities. Hexavalent chromium is a toxic and deadly chemical that causes cancer. If you think that’s bad it gets worse by targeting the kidneys, eyes respiratory system, skin and liver. It is estimated that 558,000 workers are potentially exposed to hexavalent chromium in the United States. To make matters even worse, the Pacific Gas and Electric company was handing out pamphlets that said that hexavalent chromium was healthy for you. After all of these discoveries, the Pacific Gas and Electric company was immediately taken to trial. Due to Erin’s curiosity, she decides to take trip to do some investigating on her discovery for an entire week. She only left a message to her lawyer saying that she...
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