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State shuts down Water Gremlin after finding lead poisoning in workers' children


October 29, 2019

Neighbors concerned about pollution from the Water Gremlin plant in White Bear Township demonstrated outside MPCA headquarters Thursday.

The state is ordering a Twin Cities manufacturer to shut down, saying the children of its workers have been poisoned by lead dust carried home from the factory.

The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry announced the action Monday, after inspecting the plant Saturday and finding that Water Gremlin was failing to control workers' exposure to the dust. Workers can unwittingly carry the heavy lead dust home on their shoes, clothing and in their vehicles.


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