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Brockovich gets involved with Assumption sinkhole

3 years 6 months 2 weeks ago March 06, 2013 Mar 6, 2013 Wednesday, March 06 2013 March 06, 2013 7:10 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NAPOLEONVILLE - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and a California attorney are coming to Louisiana to discuss legal options for residents evacuated from the Bayou Corne area due to a giant sinkhole.

Los Angeles personal injury lawyer Thomas V. Girardi says he and Brockovich will attend a community meeting Saturday at the American Legion Hall in Pierre Part to answer residents' questions.

Girardi was one of the attorneys who worked with Brockovich to secure a $333 million settlement for 650 residents of Hinkley, Calif., in a groundwater pollution case.

Actress Julia Roberts portrayed Brockovich in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," which chronicled that case.

A failed salt cavern, owned by Texas Brine, is believed to have caused the sinkhole.

About 350 residents remain under evacuation orders.

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