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Brockovich Aids Plant Opponents

March 22, 2000

SALEM, Mass. (AP) _ Critics of a power plant are looking for a little star power from the real Erin Brockovich.

Brockovich, whose battle against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in California is the subject of a new Julia Roberts movie, plans to attend an April 18 fund-raiser for opponents of the Salem plant.

The money will go to Salem Power Plant HealthLink’s efforts to persuade Gov. Paul Cellucci to make older power plants reduce their emissions, said group member Lynn Nadeau.

Brockovich, a legal investigator, helped win a lawsuit against PG&E after alleging the PG&E plant in California was making people sick. PG&E also owns the Salem station.

Utility spokeswoman Lisa Franklin called Brockovich’s visit a ``publicity stunt″ to put more pressure on Cellucci.

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