Wolverine ordered to clean up arsenic, other chemicals

posted by WOOD TV - 

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WOOD) — Federal authorities are cracking down on dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals other than PFAS, the likely carcinogen at the center of a toxic tap water crisis, that have been found at Wolverine Worldwide properties in Kent County.

A 35-page cleanup order from the Environmental Protection Agency lays out the details and describes some of the toxins found at Wolverine’s former tannery site in Rockford, which closed in 2009, and at its House Street dump in Belmont, which closed in 1970.

PFAS, a likely carcinogen, has been found at both locations and in residential wells in the area. But since the EPA has no enforceable limits on PFAS, it’s focusing on other chemicals found to be above legal limits at the sites.

Full story: WOOD TV


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