The movie ERIN BROCKOVICH is like a modern day David vs. Goliath. . Directed by Steven Soderbergh and stared Julia Roberts is based on a true story about a large corporation deliberately poisoningan entire town with the chemical Hexavalent Chromium 6. Erin, a single mother of three, does a lot of investigation and finds some very incriminating documents, and almost single-handedly exposes the company. It's disturbing to think a company worth over 30 billion dollars with all the power and technology at their finger tips, could be so negligent. I don't know why theythink they could have gotten away with it.. There was green dirt found all around the Pacific Gas & Electric compressor stationin Hinkley, CA., it was caused by a chemical called HexavalentChromium 6, that had contaminated the towns' water supply. Hexavalent Chromium 6 is a very toxic chemical because it oxidizing potential is high and is easily penetrates biological membranes. Repeated exposure to toxic levels can cause anything from liver, kidney and heart failure, respiratory disease, any type of cancer, bone and organ deterioration, and just as harmful to all the farm animals. The majority of electrical power plants use some form of Chromium in the water that cools engines to prevent rust and Order" that the gas corrosion. The legal limit for Hexavalent Chromium 6 is .05 parts per millions, this green dirt tested at .58 parts per millions.
Documents from a regional water quality control board states in a "Cleanup and Abatement and electric company was ordered to cleanup and dispose of waste discharge of Hexavalent Chromium 6 to a safe hydrologic unit. That it has caused groundwater contamination, which extends over one mile from the gas and electric company. Statements from former employees reveals that the holding ponds at the p…