Here is a quick update on Water Gremlin, the manufacturing plant that was ordered to shut down when it was found to have poisoned employees who were unknowingly bringing lead home to their families.
Water Gremlin has agreed to clean locker rooms and the lunchroom and begin to clean workers' cars to ensure they are free of lead. The plant will re-open tomorrow with new safety protections. Inspectors from the Department of Labor and Industry, and Health can drop in at any time. These steps are good and important but not a sufficient permanent solution.
I know this has been a challenging situation for employees who have been left without work, and for families who have been victims of Water Gremlin's disregard for the health and safety of its employees. Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Rep. Jay Xiong