Environmental activist Erin Brockovich warned residents of East Palestine, Ohio, during a town hall meeting about potential water contamination and the need for long-term action. Brockovich, known for her work in exposing water contamination in Hinkley, California, highlighted the risks of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in the area’s water supply.
During the meeting, Brockovich urged residents to stay informed, engaged, and united to hold accountable the responsible parties for potential environmental damage. She emphasized that the fight for clean water is a long-term effort that requires patience, persistence, and collaboration among community members and authorities.
Brockovich also encouraged residents to get their water tested and to join forces with other communities impacted by environmental issues to amplify their voices and increase their chances of success. She acknowledged the challenges that residents face in the fight for clean water but expressed hope that together, they can achieve a safer and healthier environment for themselves and future generations.