LANSING — In light of the recent discovery that the Tribar Manufacturing plant is the source of PFAS contamination in the Huron River, state Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) and other Washtenaw County Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Snyder demanding he take action to end the plant’s discharge of water contaminated with PFAS chemicals. An excerpt of the letter is below:

“"It is not acceptable to allow a known polluter to continue to poison our river even one day longer. The Tribar plant must not emit wastewater until it can operate in a way that is consistent with environmental standards and the public welfare.

"We respectfully call upon [Governor Snyder] to protect the public from further harm by shutting off this PFAS pollution at the source. This is a rare opportunity to prevent more of these toxic forever chemicals from entering our environment in the first place."

In addition to Rep. Rabhi, state Reps. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township), Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti), Adam Zemke (D-Ann Arbor), and state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) all signed on to the letter.