Erin brockovich (analysis wrt business environment)


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Erin brockovich (analysis wrt business environment)

  1. 1. By- Deepika Tripathi Section A
  2. 2. Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough, stubborn and sexy. Erin is all that and definitely more. She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me!! “If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, And if you extend your hand to help another, NOT for any agenda, but for the sake of HUMANITY, you are going to find the truth” -Erin Brockovich -Consumer Advocate.. 19 Years and still fighting !!
  3. 3. June 22, 1960 – present (California) Occupation- President, Brockovich Research & Consulting  American legal clerk & Environmental Activist  ‘Miss Pacific Coast’ – 1981  Thousands Oak California- with Edward L Mesry  Litigation against Pacific Gas & Electric  Book – ‘Take It From Me: Life's a Struggle But You Can Win’  Awards- Honorary Doctors of Law Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Master of Arts
  4. 4. • Contamination of drinking water – Cr- VI • Southern California town of Hinkley • Hinkley Compressor Station- 1952 • 1952- 66, PG&E used Cr6 to fight corrosion in the cooling tower. • The waste water discharged to unlined ponds at the site. • Case settled for US $ 333 million- “ the largest settlement ever paid in a direct action lawsuit in US history” • Brockovich’s Firm- 133.6 million $ • Brockovich herself received 2 million $
  5. 5. Kinds of Chromium? • Straight-up Chromium (Does all kinds of good things) • Chrome 3 (Fairly benign) • Hexavalent Chromium (DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT CAN BE VERY HARMFUL) Diseases caused: •Chronic Headaches •Nosebleeds •Respiratory disease •Liver Failure •Heart Failure •Reproductive Failure •Bone or Organ Deterioration •ANY TYPE OF CANCER It kills people??? Definitely. Highly toxic, highly carcinogenic. Bad, bad stuff.
  6. 6. Communities adjacent to industrial facilities using hexavalent chromium such as low income communities like Hinkley and communities of colour are among those most highly exposed to hexavalent chromium pollution. People can be exposed to hexavalent chromium by drinking contaminated water, eating contaminated food, by inhaling it, or by exposure to contaminated soils. Hexavalent chromium usually enters the drinking water supply by running off from industrial operations into surface waters or leaching from soil into groundwater. Hexavalent chromium is used for the production of stainless steel, textile dyes, wood preservation, leather tanning, and as an anti-corrosive as well as a variety of niche uses. Due to its wide use by industry, hexavalent chromium is a common pollutant found at contaminated sites and has been documented at approximately two-thirds of Industrial sites.
  7. 7. Any Questions???