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  • Collection: Living with PFAS Interviews
Go to A.J. Birkbeck, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

A.J. Birbeck is an environmental attorney based in Chicago, but originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In his interview, he discusses the lack of information available to the public about PFAS and his work in communities with large contaminations,…
Go to Sue Borgeson, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Sue Borgeson grew up in a military family and has lived all over the world and the United States, and currently resides in Rockford, Michigan. In her interview, Sue discusses the impact PFAS has had on the health of her family after being exposed on…
Go to Winnie Brinks, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Michigan State Senator Winnie Brinks currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan but was born and raised in Washington. In this interview, Brinks discusses her role in advocating on behalf of her consituents for clean water and a healthy environment…
Go to Larry Campbell, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Larry Campbell lived most of his life in Belding, Michigan. In this interview, Campbell discusses the impact of PFAS on the health of his wife and family.
Go to Lance Climie, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Lance Climie has lived in Plainfield Township, near Deenly, Michigan for nearly all his life. In his interview, he discusses his family history as fruit farmers and how Wolverien offered to spread free fertilizer, or "sludge" on the fields. Only…
Go to Emily Donovan, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Emily Donovan is originally from South Carolina, but has lived in North Carolina, near Wilmington, for almost 12 years. In this interview, Emily discusses how her husband's sudden loss of sight led doctors to identify a tumor. A few years later, the…
Go to Garret Ellison, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Garret Ellison is an investigative environmental reporter at Mlive and Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. In this interview, Ellison discusses PFAS contamination in the Wolverine Worldwide site in Rockford, MI and his role in breaking MI-based PFAS…
Go to Laura Facciolo, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Laura Facciolo has lived all her life in the Veneto region of Italy. In this interview, Laura discusses the contamination of Garda Lake, the second-largest aquifer in Europe, as well as other fresh water sources in Italy.
Go to Kevin Ferrara, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Kevin Ferrera grew up in central Pennsylvania and returned there after spending 20 years in the military. Kevin discusses his work exposure to PFAS through firefighting foam used on air force bases.
Go to Stacey Gardner, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Stacy Gardner moved to the Plainfield Township area, north of Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2015 after completing her military service. In the interview, she discusses the fairly low PFAS levels found in the well water at her home.
Go to Defenseless but Fighting: A Personal Battle with PFAS and Infertility item page

Personal essay by Bryan Goodman discussing the impact of PFAS on his family and fertility.
Go to Loreen Hackett, 2021 (Interview video and transcript) item page

Loreen Hacket lives in Hoosick Falls, New York. Loreen learned of the PFAS contamination in the area in 2014 and soon linked her own health problems to it. The PFAS in Hoosick Falls has been linked to Teflon, which opened its first factory in the…
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