Report: Cancer Rates Not Abnormal in PG&E Toxin Case

A California state survey has found that cancer rates are not disproportionately high in Hinkley, CA, the high desert ranching town where Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline operations dumped toxic water that contaminated local water supplies, resulting in a $333 million settlement. The case inspired the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

December 14, 2010