Hinkley, California: Erin Brockovich Town

Town made toxic by PG&E's carcinogenic hexavalent chromium-6 leak was subject of Hollywood's "Erin Brockovich." After 1996 settlement of $333 mil, most residents moved. The utility bought 2/3rd of the land, bulldozed structures, continued cleanup.

Address:
Community Blvd, Hinkley, CA
Directions:
Town vestiges spread north and south of CA 58, along Santa Fe Ave and Community Blvd. Drive on public roads. No tourist facilities.
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Plant.

Erin Brockovich Town

Not much to see except the plant.

[Beth Haggerty, 08/13/2021]

As with most post-disaster environmental/industrial sites -- Love Canal, Centralia, Times Beach -- there are no gift shops or tourist-friendly amenities. If you remember the movie you get some atmospheric context from driving around (and why to spend your vacation elsewhere).


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