Erin Brockovich Back in Hinckley Testing Water

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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 07: Environmental activist Erin Brockovich attends the Climate Change Coalition dinner in support of candidate Patrice Newell, ahead of the State Election, at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on March 7, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

    Erin Brockovich is returning to the California town that made her famous and is once again rallying residents over water pollution.

    She's expected to announce at a water board meeting Wednesday that the supplies in this small desert town of Hinckley is contaminated and the situation may be worse than Pacific Gas & Electric says.

    Roberta Walker is a Hinkley resident who was part of the historic $333 million settlement with the utility that's depicted in the film portrayal of Brockovich.

    For Walker and others involved in the original case, the new developments are like stepping back in time and are a haunting reminder that a landmark lawsuit and a blockbuster movie are no guarantee of safety.