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Did Hinkley residents really win?

Brockovich and her firm alleged that residents of Hinkley were suffering higher rates of cancer due to pollutants used to fight corrosion in a natural gas pipeline built by PG&E. At $333 million, the 1996 settlement won by Brockovich and her team was the largest sum ever awarded in a U.S. class-action lawsuit.

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Likewise, people ask, how much money did Erin Brockovich make from the movie?

Box office. Erin Brockovich was released on March 17, 2000, in 2,848 theaters and grossed $28.1 million on its opening weekend. It went on to make $126.6 million in North America and $130.7 million in the rest of the world for a worldwide total of $257.3 million.

Subsequently, question is, what did PG&E tell the people in Hinkley about their water? PG&E proposed pumping contaminated water from Hinkley area wells into nearby agricultural land, causing “a chemical process to occur by which the hexavalent chromium is reduced to trivalent chromium, a nontoxic form of chromium,” according to the regulatory filing.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what happened to the people of Hinkley?

Hinkley was a small farming community in the 1990s when residents learned that groundwater was polluted with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal. It had seeped into the water after being dumped into unlined ponds at the utility company's compressor station in the 1950s and '60s.

Is the movie Erin Brockovich based on a true story?

The Julia Roberts film "Erin Brockovich" is in its fourth week as one of the most popular movies in America. It's billed as being based on a true story. But the film tells only half of it -- and the half it doesn't tell isn't pretty. But many plaintiffs in the Hinkley case say the movie misrepresents what happened.

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