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Town Hall Seattle: Science Series

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Sep 30, 2020

Imagine turning on the tap in the morning to find an unpleasant brown sludge that tastes like metal. Then imagine you were told by officials that the water was safe to drink. Would you believe them?

Environmental activist and renowned crusader Erin Brockovich joined us via livestream in conversation with journalist Suzanne Boothby to explore how cases just like that are happening across the United States. Drawing from her long-awaited book, Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, she examined what’s at stake, writes of the fraudulent science that disguises these issues, and exposes that cancer clusters are not being reported. She shared how the saga of Pacific Gas and Electric—the subject of the award-winning film based on her fight against them—continues to this day, and about everyday people who are fighting for clean and safe water in their communities. Join her as she looks at our present situation and reveals the imminent threats, but also shows us how we can each take action to make change—before it is too late.

Erin Brockovich is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and the founder of the Erin Brockovich Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to educate and empower communities in their fight for clean water. She hosts her own show on PodcastOne.

Suzanne Boothby is the author of The After Cancer Diet. She is a journalist who writes about health, politics, food, and eco-conscious stories and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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