Welcome to The Brockovich Report
A newsletter for those ready to get out of this mess, talking about the national water crisis, toxic chemicals, and other problems in your backyard.
Welcome to The Brockovich Report by me, Erin Brockovich, author of Superman's Not Coming. I’ve been exposing injustice and lending my voice to those who don't have one for many years, and I want to help others who are fighting environmental issues get into action. I’ll show you how.
Many of you know me from an Oscar-winning film starring Julia Roberts, but I’m a real person and I’ve been helping real people with problems just like the ones portrayed in that movie for almost 30 years now.
Unfortunately, these issues have become more widespread and people don’t even realize that we have a major water crisis in our country and around the world today. See here, here, here, here and here for more of my thoughts on this crisis.
I get thousands of emails and messages every month from all kinds of people who need help and my hope is that this platform can help us stay connected and learn more about these important issues together.
Why Water Matters
Good health begins with clean water and without access to that, it’s game over for all of us. I’m sick of large companies polluting small towns and getting away with it. I’m tired of our regulatory agencies not doing their jobs.
I’m not a lawyer, a scientist, or a politician; but I am someone who gives a damn and I know if you’re reading these words, you do too. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a PhD or a law degree to speak up in your community and make it a better place for all.
I believe that in my lifetime consumers will become the regulators. It’s time to rise up and create a movement that exposes these issues and cleans them up, before it’s too late.
For years, I’ve been teaching one simple concept: Superman is not coming. We need to be the ones to save ourselves. And listen, even if Superman was coming, how long would it take him to clean up all of these communities? We all need to join this mission.
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The content here will include many other environmental concerns and ways you can become more involved.
Like any movement, I’m not in this alone. I’ll be sharing interviews and information from some amazing experts and advocates in the field. You’ll be hearing a lot from me and from one of my most trusted colleagues Suzanne Boothby, the executive editor of this newsletter helping steward the journalism side of things, researching these topics, and making sure all of our stories have sources and links.
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We have a similar problem with a landfill in Nova Scotia Canada, it was illegally taking auto shredder residue, into a construction debris landfill where it had no permission , none asked none given, the dump was built on a wetland and its aquifer feeds the 25 drinking water wells below, the toxic auto shredder residue is bad enough, but it caught fire at least twice, I had to move away from the smell of it alone, our provincial government trying to cover up the crimes of this lawless landfill as it is now owned by a construction company that does all the governments big contracts, we filed a freedom of information about well testing ect, but it came back incomplete. Does show industrial levels of lead, and shows the dump is still on fire. They didn’t give us any more info than that, the dump is still open and continues to poison the watershed , auto shredder residue had its own receipt book, and the manager of the dump also owns a scrap metal company that sells its metal to the same company that was dumping thier auto shredder residue at the landfill, the scrap metal company recently burned to the ground, leaving me to assume the scrap metal company was a money laundering endeavour for John Ross and sons auto shredder residue, I worked at the dump for 2 years and lived right across the street for 5 years once I found out the auto shredder residue had no permission I documented all the loads I saw while I was home, 9 months of pictures and emails to environment, with no response until I sent a picture of it on fire again, but that didn’t stop it from coming out either, it just kept coming. I have a petition on change.org, a dump with 2 receipt books, we have had 3 news agencies do stories, but still to be covered up by our government... we need out side help, for the health of the residents below the landfill ..thank you for the platform, andy George Bridgetown, Nova Scotia 902-707-1296
Please watch this video of the Heritage trucks hiding their placards while transporting this toxic shit: