LeROY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is joining the quest for answers about a mysterious illness affecting at least a dozen high school students in LeRoy.
Brockovich appeared on HLN's Dr. Drew program Friday night and said she is investigating a train derailment four miles from LeRoy schools back in 1970 that dumped thousands of gallons of toxic chemicals. Brockovich believes the chemicals were never cleaned up and 40 years later that may be affecting children in LeRoy.
"[The EPA had an] agreement order with the railroad to start a pre-remedial phase to build a vapor-extraction system for the bedrock, to get the toxins out. It does not appear to have been done," said Brockovich.
She says she's sending a team to take soil samples in LeRoy.
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