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Erin Brockovich to attend Atlanta fundraiser
Erin Brockovich to attend Atlanta fundraiser

ATLANTA -- Environmental activist Erin Brockovich will attend an Atlanta fundraiser supporting the fight to clean up an East Georgia river.

Brockovich will be at the Druid Hills home of Krista Brewer and Gary Flack from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. The public is invited to attend as well -- tickets are $100 each and are available for purchase online.

Brockovich's visit is sponsored by Green Law, a nonprofit that provides legal advice to Georgia environmental groups and community organizations. Thursday's event will raise awareness and money for the Ogeechee Riverkeeper; the Ogeechee River experienced widespread pollution that killed tens of thousands of fish in 2011.

Brockovich rose to fame after uncovering California-based Pacific Gas & Electric's poisoning of the town of Hinkley by leaking Chromium 6 into the groundwater. Thanks to her efforts, PG&E was forced to pay an injury settlement of $333 million to more than 600 Hinkley residents in 1996.

The activist's story was chronicled in the popular 2000 film Erin Brockovich. Julia Roberts won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Brockovich.