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“MARINETTE — The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that the Menominee River has been removed from a list of waterways of concern didn’t stop clean water protesters from attending the session Tuesday at Menekaunee Harbor Park.
There were about 40 protesters, including Town of Peshtigo supervisors Kayla Furton and Kristin Edgar.
Furton argued that the ‘safe’ amount of PFAS that could be present in the community’s drinking water was too high. According to the EPA, a safe amount of PFAS is 70 parts per trillion, or 70 nano grams per liter. The protesters, many from the group S.O.H2O, believe that the safe levels should be lowered to 20 parts per trillion.
Edgar said it’s important for citizens to impact change. ‘If you want things to change, you have to put the work in,’ she said…”