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Water Gremlin Update

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
 

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Rep. Xiong

 

Neighbors,

Many of you may have heard that the state ordered the Water Gremlin manufacturing plant in White Bear Township to temporarily shut down because of it's reckless disregard for the health of its employees and the lead poisoning they caused families. Here is the Department of Health press release. 

The Department of Health and the Department of Labor and Industry asked a Ramsey County District Court judge to require Water Gremlin to halt all lead production operations unless and until it can demonstrate it has implemented measures to prevent the lead poisoning of workers and their children by preventing lead dust from being transmitted off site by its employees to their vehicles and homes

MDH and St. Paul - Ramsey County Public Health are working with employees and their families to ensure all at-risk workers and family members are tested, and that contaminated houses and vehicles are cleaned. 

They are also providing employees with information on what is happening with the plant, where to get help with employment as needed, and where to get more information about lead and health impacts.

There are resources available for employees at:

     Vadnais Heights Sports Center

     1490 County Rd E

     Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

There will be people on site ready to help at any time. If you can't make it to Vadnais Heights, I will gladly help you reach out to the Department of Health or Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns. 

Sincerely,

Rep. Jay Xiong 

 
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