Revealed: “Erin Brockovich” town shows no cancer cluster

The LAT calls the rate of cancers in Hinkley “fewer…than expected.” That depends on who was doing the expectin’. Back in 2000, when the movie came out, Walter Olson wrote in Reason that the Hinkley cancer cluster did not seem to be materializing and gave a thumbs down to the performances of the actual (rather than the Hollywood) Brockovich and her boss, Thousand Oaks personal injury lawyer Edward Masry.

Coincidentally, Brockovich is now back in Hinkley, pursuing claims about a return of the chromium plume.