Brockovich, Others Testify For Disease Clusters Bill

Law360, New York (March 29, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT) -- Famed crusader Erin Brockovich and other public health advocates spoke up Tuesday in favor of a bill aimed at helping to determine whether disease clusters in certain communities are caused by environmental contaminants.

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Brockovich said thousands of Americans contact her every month asking for help and telling her about unexplained diseases in their neighborhoods.

They do this because they currently have no faith in the federal government to investigate what's making people sick, according...
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