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.