Erin Brockovich Alleges Urban Oil Cancer Danger

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 7: A student runs laps at Beverly Hills High School near an oil well tower (L) covered in flower designs May 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. The track sits near abandoned oil wells that allegedly leak cancer-causing fumes, according to a complaint filed by Erin Brockovich and legal colleague Ed Masry. The action by Brockovich, whose fight against environmental pollution inspired the film that won Julia Roberts an Academy Award, alleges that the fumes have created a cancer cluster of 280 cases of Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and thyroid cancer since the 1970s, a rate that is 20 times higher than the national average. Masry's firm is representing 25 personal-injury claims against the school district and Beverly Hills. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 7: A student runs laps at Beverly Hills High School near an oil well tower (L) covered in flower designs May 7, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. The track sits near abandoned oil wells that allegedly leak cancer-causing fumes, according to a complaint filed by Erin Brockovich and legal colleague Ed Masry. The action by Brockovich, whose fight against environmental pollution inspired the film that won Julia Roberts an Academy Award, alleges that the fumes have created a cancer cluster of 280 cases of Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and thyroid cancer since the 1970s, a rate that is 20 times higher than the national average. Masry's firm is representing 25 personal-injury claims against the school district and Beverly Hills. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Erin Brockovich Alleges Urban Oil Cancer Danger
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