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Erin Brockovich weighs in on brown water releases from Lake Okeechobee

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 07:08:18-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A nationally-known environmental activist and consumer advocate is speaking out against the releases of dirty water from Lake Okeechobee.

Erin Brockovich, who gained notoriety for her role in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California in 1993, took to Facebook Wednesday to speak out about the noticeable effects of the water releases on the Southwest Florida coast.

She posted a composite image Fox 4 shared earlier this month, which was taken over Sanibel Island when the water began flowing into the Caloosahatchee River towards Fort Myers.  The images, taken days apart, show the advance of brown water into the Gulf of Mexico.

"This is a National Disaster playing out right before our eyes... America Wake Up!!!" she wrote.

As of Thursday afternoon, the post was shared over 3,000 times and had numerous comments.