Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist whose life was portrayed in a film starring Julia Roberts, says families across the country are at risk from nuclear power plants–a subject she's written about in a new "fact-based" novel, Hot Water. Brockovich says a study of the teeth of infants living near nuclear plants raises disturbing questions about the risks of contamination–and clusters of cancer–in communities from the West Coast to the Deep South.
In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Brian Oxman, attorney for Joe Jackson reacted to the guilty verdict in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray. "We are empty," said Oxman, saying the verdict leaves the Jackson family without Michael Jackson–and with a very emotional day for the children Jackson left behind.
"I feel sorry for Dr. Murray...but he did things that were reckless and irresponsible."
Oxman said beyond Dr. Murray, others who surrounded Michael Jackson–and knew of his use of painkillers–carry a burden of responsibility in the pop star's death.