WHAT IS THE TRUE STORY BEHIND ERIN BROCKOVICH MOVIE

Erin Brockovich movie is out from 2000. But there is a true story behind it from the mid 1990s. It is the story of a woman, a company, a community and public health science. 

Personally it is one of my favourite as it was released while I was looking what expertise should I choose . After this and some other influences, I chose medical geology. Still I was shocked when my professor in my Master degree actually recommended it so we can understand contamination.

Hence this movie is merely an easy way to explain what is medical geology to people. Moreover the story is a good example how medical geology is applied to save lives.  

Who was Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is a woman that had a very difficult life, until she worked with the lawyer Edward L. Masry. There she discovered that people of the town of Hinkley were sick because of groundwater contamination.

Her team finally won US$333 million settlement , the largest ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in U.S. history.

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Although the story is very impressive, the science is not at all. But it is more focused on Erin Brockovich’s troubles.

So I feel we need to explain this true story that affected and is still affecting so many people. You can hear all about it in this episode.

If you have not seen the movie yet, you can buy it here

Did you like the story? How about in your country? Anything similar happening? You can share it below. 

Important: share only your own story directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, websites etc. will be removed.

Thank you for sharing your own story. It is important to know how the world is coping.   

So keep learning. Keep growing.

Konstantia

Posted on 6/2/2019. This article contains affiliate links.

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