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Activist Erin Brockovich heading to East Palestine for town hall following train derailment

Taking to Twitter on Friday, activist Erin Brockovich revealed that she'll be heading to East Palestine next week.

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio — After commenting on the situation from afar, Erin Brockovich is heading to East Palestine, Ohio.

The activist who served as the subject of the 2000 biographical film in which Julia Roberts won an Academy Award for best actress for portraying her, revealed that she will be in East Palestine for a town hall event later this week.

After initially announcing her appearance would come on Thursday, plans have now been moved to Friday.

"The circus is coming to town and we want to steer clear," she tweeted Sunday.

Brockovich's impending visit comes as the Columbiana County village continues to receive national attention following the Feb. 3 train derailment that resulted in a controlled release of hazardous materials that were onboard.

Taking to Twitter earlier this week, Brockovich called on the Biden Administration to "step up," criticized U.S. Sen. J.D. Vance's late response, and called for independent testing amid concerns of contamination.

Brockovich also published a post regarding what's happening in East Palestine in her newsletter, "The Brockovich Report."

"Issues that involve our land, water, and air are bi-partisan. We’ve got to put aside our differences and work to make this world safe for everyone. PERIOD," she wrote.

On Friday, the Biden Adminstration announced plans to send additional federal resources to East Palestine -- one day after it was publicly requested by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. At a press conference on Friday, Gov. DeWine stated that testing shows that water in Ohio River is safe, although those with private water supplies are still encouraged to drink bottled water until they have their water tested.

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