Environmentalist Erin Brockovich Discusses NC Water Contamination

Environmentalist Erin Brockovich Discusses NC Water Contamination

3:11pm Oct 20, 2020
Erin Brockovich speaks virtually from her home in California with WFDD's Keri Brown. Screenshot: KERI BROWN/WFDD

The local literary arts organization Bookmarks is hosting a virtual conversation with environmental activist and author Erin Brockovich. She will discuss her new book called Superman's Not Coming. It looks at several communities experiencing contamination from toxic chemicals and other substances and focuses on drinking water systems.

Brockovich says she gets a lot of emails and questions from people in the state about coal ash and other environmental concerns. There’s a portion of her new book that is set in Camp Lejeune where residents were exposed to numerous contaminants in their drinking water.

She says the book is filled with inspiring stories and resources to help communities find out more about the quality of their drinking water. Those include various websites and information on how to request and analyze local water quality reports.

Knowledge is power,” says Brockovich. “It gives you some assurance, it gives you a little more confidence and it becomes a little bit contagious. Now I get this, what could I do further, and so it’s about getting curious.”

The Bookmarks virtual conversation with Erin Brockovich on Tuesday, October 20 will be led by Wake Forest University professor Justin Catanoso.

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