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Erin Brockovich Investigating WV Chemical Spill

Reported: Jan. 11, 2014 8:45 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 12, 2014 2:50 AM EST
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CHARLESTON (Heath Harrison) -- Legal and environmental activist Erin Brockovich is getting involved in the West Virginia water crisis.

In a message posted on her website Friday, Brockovich said she and her team are currently investigating the spill.

Brockovich is best known for her work on a 1996 case against Pacific Gas and Electric involving the contamination of California drinking water. The $333 million settlement was the largest settlement ever paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history.

The case was the basis for a 2000 film in which Brockovich was portrayed by actress Julia Roberts.

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