“The unknown is terrifying,” mother Laura Powell said as Target 8 took a sample of their well water to test for PFAS.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the formation of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team to deal with what many believe will be a growing problem.
Wolverine Worldwide says it will provide whole-house water filtration systems to even more homes near its former House Street NE landfill.
Several Rockford elementary schools have been cleared of any public health risk related to PFAS contaminating water in the area.
The contamination level along Elstner Avenue is the highest outside the study area around Wolverine Worldwide’s former House Street dump.
More than a year ago, Plainfield Township stopped using one of its well fields because it was found to be contaminated with PFAS.
The number of dump sites the state is checking in the Wolverine Worldwide PFAS contamination investigation has grown to 75, officials say.
Gov. Snyder is launching a task force to organize the response to the likely carcinogen found in Belmont wells and elsewhere in the state.
“It’s supposed to be a Blue Ribbon trout stream,” said shop owner Chris Herman. “How can it be Blue Ribbon when there’s contamination?”
Wolverine said it found high levels of the chemical PFAS on its former tannery site and lower levels up and down the Rogue River.
Residents will be able to share their concerns over contaminated wells during a meeting with Plainfield Township officials Thursday.
Wolverine Worldwide expects to spend up to $3 million over the rest of the year on its response to contamination from former dump sites.
Sandy Wynn-Stelt is angry after Target 8 revealed Wolverine Worldwide was warned in 1999 that a chemical in Scotchgard may be a hazard.
The state is making new demands of Wolverine Worldwide and setting deadlines for ensuring residents get safe water and health care.
The company that made the Scotchgard chemical tainting wells near Rockford says it warned Wolverine Worldwide about it nearly 20 years ago.