hummmmmm...she looked good climbing down into the drain trap looking for that sample though. Booyah. but alas... "Erin Brockovich" Town Shows No Cancer Cluster Tim Cavanaugh | December 13, 2010 Hinkley, California, the town made famous in the Oscar-winning Julia Roberts movie Erin Brockovich, does not show any evidence of an increased rate of cancers. Pacific Gas and Electric, which released a toxic plume of hexavalent chromium 6 from a Hinkley-based natural gas pipeline station, paid a record $333 million to settle a class-action suit in 1996. But the California Cancer Registry has now completed three studies that show cancer rates remained normal in from 1988 to 2008. snip- The LAT calls the rate of cancers in Hinkley "fewer...than expected." That depends on who was doing the expectin'. Back in 2000, when the movie came out, Walter Olson wrote in Reason that the Hinkley cancer cluster did not seem to be materializing and gave a thumbs down to the performances of the actual (rather than the Hollywood) Brockovich and her boss, Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyer Edward Masry. Coincidentally, Brockovich is now back in Hinkley, pursuing claims about a return of the chromium plume. "Erin Brockovich" Town Shows No Cancer Cluster - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine Give it up kiddo, you won't be giving out any more Oscars, there's a half life to Hollywood hero worship ( even with science not with standing...).