What Would You Like to Ask Erin Brockovich?

If you attend her meeting in Fridley, or if you were to interview her, what questions do you have for the famed consumer advocate?

What questions do you have for Erin Brockovich as she visits Fridley Wednesday to address local cancer concerns?

We asked for questions for Brockovich on the Fridley Patch Facebook page Tuesday night. Two responses so far:

"Assuming Fridley has a statistically significant elevated cancer rate that is caused by some environmental factor, can you determine if that elevated risk of cancer was just historical, is still current, or both?"

"... our high Fridley cancer rates seem heavily influenced by a high lung cancer rate (which I believe is not usually correlated to the kind of ground-water contamination we’re worried about). So how will you determine that the elevated Fridley cancer rates are outside the range of random variation?"

What would you like to ask Erin Brockovich? Leave a comment below.


Bryan June 27, 2012 at 04:32 PM
How many times in the past have Trichloroethylene (TCE) and other carcinogenic chemicals been detected in Fridley water sources? How often are the water sources tested and is the testing frequency adequate?
George Linngren June 27, 2012 at 05:47 PM
How does Erin and her company get the funds to pay for flying in to town, doing the study and all the hours of reaserch for this kind of study with out billing the fridley cancer cluster or the city of fridley?
Sue Timo June 27, 2012 at 08:05 PM
If it is determined that the water sources were/are contaminated, what can those who have had cancer expect to happen? Did Hinckley residents receive monetary settlements?
Chris Steller (Editor) June 27, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Thanks for the questions, folks! If we get a chance to ask 'em we will ... otherwise maybe you can, if you attend the meeting.
Zac Farber (Editor) June 27, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Great question, George! I'll try to ask her tonight.
ron June 27, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Just curious as to why the BNSF rail yard was not listed in the info that I saw on the biggest polluters. The yard runs from University ave to almost Osborne Rd right along the river. Thanks, Ron
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Fantastic question...I found in the EPA docs online they knew for many, many years there were red flags in the water and it went ignored!
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/nar1532.htm Info on the Fridley Common Park Well Field - Superfund Site #5.
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 01:03 AM
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Water clean up to be continue on until 2040!! http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/waste/waste-and-cleanup/cleanup-programs-and-topics/topics/remediation-sites/twin-cities-army-ammunition-plant-tcaap-superfund-site.html
sharon johnson June 28, 2012 at 01:25 AM
EPA doc on how sites are considered a "Superfund Site" http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/hrsres/hrsgm/ch1.pdf


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