Items Tagged with 'PFAS'


Townships reach tentative $69.5M settlement with Wolverine

December 11, 2019
Plainfield and Algoma townships have reached a tentative $69.5 million settlement in the ongoing litigation brought by the state of Michigan against Wolverine Worldwide over its contamination of groundwater with PFAS chemicals. Read More

Grant fuels research for PFAS project

Project’s goal is to develop a technology that destroys PFAS chemicals in wastewater.

November 29, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids received a $50,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to continue its work in addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in wastewater. Read More

Concerns rise over tainted sewage sludge on croplands

October 4, 2019
LAPEER — For more than 20 years, the town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free fertilizer, while avoiding the expense of disposal elsewhere. Read More

Rockford breweries say water is fine

News of PFAS contamination has owners answering questions from patrons.

April 5, 2019
Rockford’s brewing establishments are reporting “all clear” in reference to contamination from Wolverine Worldwide’s former tannery site in the area. Read More

Wolverine tannery report shows widespread pollution

EPA-ordered analysis and MDEQ testing show extent of toxic chemicals spreading to the Rogue River.

March 29, 2019
A new report presented to the public recently paints a bleak picture of the pollution spreading from Wolverine Worldwide’s former leather tannery site. Read More

State releases results of water tests for PFAS chemicals

February 26, 2019
LANSING — More than 60 drinking water systems in Michigan sampled last year had measurable levels of a class of long-lasting and highly toxic chemicals linked to cancer and a variety of other illnesses, according to state officials. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide suing 3M for damages

December 19, 2018
Wolverine Worldwide has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking damages from 3M for allegedly “concealing information” about Scotchgard and causing environmental harm. Read More

Wolverine halts water settlement talks

Manufacturer will not pay to extend Plainfield’s municipal water to PFAS-contaminated areas unless 3M shares cost.

December 14, 2018
After nine months, Wolverine Worldwide has ended settlement negotiations with two local townships over paying costs associated with PFAS contamination from Wolverine’s alleged waste disposal practices. Read More

PFAS assessment planned for northern Kent County

Evaluation will gather participants’ blood samples, personal health information, post-filter water tests.

November 30, 2018
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department will begin recruiting participants from northern Kent County for an assessment regarding PFAS exposure. Read More

Two communities told to stop drinking the water

July 27, 2018
| By AP
Two communities in the region are being warned that high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals have been discovered in the water supply and that residents must immediately stop drinking or cooking with that water. Read More