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Landing the Right Judge

Wheeling Water Pollution control employee Mike Chiazza deserves a pat on the back for his efforts to attract attention to the agency’s new logo contest. Along with getting local youngsters involved in the process, he’s landed a judge with credentials of the highest degree when it comes to the environment: Erin Brockovich.

Chiazza, the industrial pretreatment and FOG coordinator at Water Pollution Control, sent a message to Brockovich asking her to help judge the contest. She agreed.

“As a young child my father taught me to cherish nature and would even sing me songs about water,” Brockovich said. “I’m thrilled to be working with the city of Wheeling … to help instill a love of the environment in young people.”

Brockovich is best known for her work against Pacific Gas & Electric of California for contamination of the drinking water in the town of Hinkley. It later was turned into the movie “Erin Brockovich.”

Excellent work and good thinking by Chiazza. Having Brockovich involved with the logo contest is sure to raise attention to the work being done in Wheeling to chart a new future in dealing with water issues.

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