Science Mar 13

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Erin Brockovich: The Real-Life Unhappy Ending

On tonight's NewsHour, Miles O'Brien reports on the decline of Hinkley, Calif., the town featured in the movie Erin Brockovich. Here's the not-so-Hollywood version of what really happened in Hinkley and beyond.

Science Feb 13

EPA contaminated by conflict of interest

In September 2010, scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency came to a startling conclusion: Even a small amount of a chemical compound commonly found in tap water may cause cancer. More than 70 million Americans drink traces of chromium every…