Brinks announces PFAS town hall

Event includes an opportunity for one-on-one conversations with state health experts

LANSING — State Sen. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) invites West Michigan residents to join her for a town hall on Thursday, May 16. The event will include the latest information and actions to clean up toxic PFAS contamination in local drinking water.

Several representatives of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will be available to speak one-on-one about individual health questions or concerns for 60 minutes before the town hall begins. The conversations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

During the town hall, representatives of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (formerly the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) will present information on contamination in Cascade Twp. and the Thornapple River. The Michigan DHHS will present an update on new screening guidelines and the Kent County exposure assessment.

The public will be able to ask questions and provide comment.

Richard Rediske, Ph.D., who is a professor of water resources at Grand Valley State University, also will be available to answer questions from the audience.

Constituent One-on-Ones with DHHS Environmental Health

WHO:

Representatives of DHHS Environmental Health

WHEN:

Thursday, May 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.

WHERE:

East Grand Rapids Commission Chambers, 750 Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

PFAS Town Hall

WHO:

State Sen. Winnie Brinks

Representatives of DHHS and EGLE

Richard Rediske, Ph.D., professor at Grand Valley State University

WHEN:

Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:

East Grand Rapids Commission Chambers, 750 Lakeside Drive SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

For additional information regarding this event, call (517) 373-1801 or email senwbrinks@senate.michigan.gov.

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