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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 02:18 PM

Erin Brockovich to investigate possible Waycross cancer clusters

Erin Brockovich was a movie about a real-life single mother who was hired as a legal assistant and helped bring down a large California power company polluting a city’s water supply. The industry settled the case for $333 million dollars, and it was the largest case of a direct-action lawsuit in US History.

Erin Brockovich is still fighting for environmental causes affecting public health. Recently, she posted on her Facebook page that she will be investigating the cancer cluster situation in Waycross, GA. In her message to Waycross residents, Brockovich asks residents to “report their illnesses and other information to www.communityhealthbook.com”

A final report was expected to be completed by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) at the end of 2016, but it is not yet complete according to State Representative Jason Spencer, who called for the investigation on behalf of constituents affected in his district.

All On Georgia contacted State Representative Jason Spencer about the progress of the investigation and why is it taking so long. Rep. Spencer said ” they {DPH} have to obtain data from the Florida cancer registries to finish the assessment. This could take some time. But there may be other factors dragging the conclusion of the assessment out.”

Read more: http://evans.allongeorgia.com/erin-brockovich-to-investigate-possible-waycross-cancer-clusters/

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