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Live 5 News: Erin Brockovich takes on Lennar in Charleston
Friday, 28 September 2007

Westcott Plantation Worries Bring Erin Brockovich To Town
Erin Brockovich came to Charleston to help unhappy homeowners living in Westcott Plantation. "She flew out and met with homeowners, about eight of us, and brought in members of her own team to check into it," Hull says. They found the homeowners are bringing in other more dangerous chemicals, like benzyne and acetone, chemicals commonly found in paint thinner.

Westcott Plantation Worries Bring Erin Brockovich To Town

Tracey Amick, Live 5 News
Erin Brockovich came to Charleston to help unhappy homeowners living in Westcott Plantation.

Erin Brockovich came to Charleston to help unhappy homeowners living in Westcott Plantation.

"We felt pretty cramped in the bonus room, and it didn't take long for my husband to figure out the square footage was off," Hull says.

He measured and found they were missing 200 square feet, and there were other construction issues as well. When they checked with other neighbors with the same model home, they all had the same problem.

The problems didn't stop with the square foot discrepancy. Hull says many of the homeowners here started to feel sick, so they brought in their own experts to test the air and when the results came back, they were told they were breathing in high levels of methane.

Hull's husband John contacted environmental activist Erin Brockovich.

"She flew out and met with homeowners, about eight of us, and brought in members of her own team to check into it," Hull says.

They found the homeowners are bringing in other more dangerous chemicals, like benzyne and acetone, chemicals commonly found in paint thinner.

Now, Hull says their builder needs to step up to the plate.

These homeowners say whoever is responsible for the dangerous air will have to pay as well.

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