Amid skepticism, state of Michigan takes steps to address water contamination
It’s a move that will let the state issue violation notices and take any necessary legal action in the future.
Seth and Tobyn McNaughton tell FOX 17 that the level of PFAs in their son’s blood is nearly 50 times higher than the average American.
"But they instead just, ‘we don’t have a limit.
I think 70 is too high.” Seventy parts per trillion is a level that State Representative Winnie Brinks also calls "too high."
She released a statement on Thursday that reads, in part: “More must be done to keep these toxins out of drinking water.
That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to place a stronger limit of 5 ppt on dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water.
The sooner the Legislature acts to limit the presence of these toxins in our water, the sooner people will be protected."
The state also took a step on Wednesday to hold Wolverine Worldwide accountable for the contamination by filing a lawsuit in federal court.
State Representative Winnie Brinks (D) says she hopes the state government will work to act in the best interests of its constituents.
"I am really hopeful that we will hear some evidence from various departments at the state level that we have learned something from Flint and we’re not seeing this tragic story repeated right here in Grand Rapids," Brinks tells FOX 17.