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  1. Wolverine won't agree to cover new water mains without 3MRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | MLive.com

    After months of negotiations, township officials say Wolverine World Wide won't agree to pay for extending municipal water next year to homes in Kent County where the company's waste dumping has poisoned the groundwater with toxic PFAS chemicals. Municipal leaders say the decision kills any hope for starting construction work in 2019 on a $25 million extension of the Plainfield Township water system into areas of Plainfield and Algoma townships where private wells are contaminated by PFAS chemicals .

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  2. Boy, 8, run over by mother's car outside of school is seriously injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MLive.com

    An 8-year-old boy was run over by his mother's car as she dropped him off at school Tuesday, Dec. 11, police said. The third-grader suffered serious injuries after the accident in the parking lot of his school, Chandler Woods Charter Academy, on Samrick Avenue NE in Belmont.

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  3. Child hospitalized after being struck by car outside of schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | MLive.com

    A child was taken to a hospital Tuesday, Dec. 11, after being struck by a car outside of Chandler Woods Charter School, police said. The child was taken by ambulance after getting hit around 8:30 a.m., sheriff's Sgt.

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  4. Blood draws to begin in Wolverine PFAS investigation areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | MLive.com

    Health officials will begin drawing blood next month from up to 800 people who've been exposed to toxic PFAS chemicals in their drinking water as part of a research effort that could lead to a formal epidemiological study in Kent County. The announcement of a possible epidemiological study, which would examine possible links between chemical exposure and specific diseases, was made Thursday, Nov. 15 in a joint press conference held by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Kent County Health Department.

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  5. 'Three weeks of hell': Family in toxic zone waits for running waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | MLive.com

    Every night after work Tom Hula fills a 55-gallon plastic drum full of water so his family can shower, use the toilet, clean their dishes, brush their teeth. Nightly he distributes the water to buckets, jugs, coolers -- anything he can fill to get the water into the home before it freezes.

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  6. Michigan will test blood in Wolverine PFAS study areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | MLive.com

    State and local public health officials say they will begin testing the blood of Rockford and Belmont residents exposed to PFAS in their drinking water after a long-awaited review of cancer incidences in the area returned inconclusive results. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced plans for the new "exposure assessment" on Tuesday, Aug. 14 during a press conference related to the newly-released cancer registry review at Kent County Health Department.

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  7. Tree farmer pitched golf course on Wolverine PFAS dumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 | MLive.com

    Wolverine World Wide allegedly explored plans with a local landowner to redevelop its toxic dump in Belmont without having to study the land for contamination, according to new filings in pending litigation against the footwear company. Plans to develop the toxic site are outlined in an amended lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 13 by Varnum Law, which represents roughly 400 people suing Wolverine and 3M Corp .

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  8. The Meijer LPGA Classic returning in 2019Read the original story

    Jun 18, 2018 | MLive.com

    So Yeon Ryu, of South Korea, smiles during the fourth and final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield County Club in Belmont, Mich., on Sunday, June 17, 2018. (Casey Sykes The announcement came one day after this year's tournament concluded with So Yeon Ryu capturing top honors in an event that raised approximately $1.1 million.

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  9. Saturday stunner: 11-year old wins Fifth Third River Bank Run Women's 5KRead the original story

    May 12, 2018 | MLive.com

    Clara James-Heer's father failed to keep pace with his daughter during the 5K race in Saturday morning's 41st Annual Fifth Third River Bank Run. Craig James-Heer shouldn't feel too bad, though.

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  10. Michigan atop national PFAS site listRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | MLive.com

    A monitoring well stands where Wolverine World Wide tannery waste barrels and debris was excavated from MDOT property on House Street in Belmont, Mich. , which compiled a list of all contamination sites with PFAS issues on the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's radar.

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  11. DEQ ignored crucial warning on Wolverine dump plumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2018 | MLive.com

    Worrall, a state geologist, told his superiors at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in April 2017 that drinking water in homes southeast of Wolverine World Wide's now-infamous House Street sludge dump should be tested for toxic chemicals. Instead of heeding the expert advice, emails obtained by MLive show DEQ supervisors did not act on the warning until a coincidence forced investigators to accelerate a slow-moving investigation into groundwater contaminated by Wolverine waste.

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  12. No mention of $40M cleanup during Wolverine earnings callRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | MLive.com

    If Wolverine World Wide executives are worried about mounting costs and lawsuits related to Michigan drinking water pollution, they weren't giving any indication during the company's fourth quarter conference call. Analysts on the Wednesday, Feb. 21 call didn't ask about the company's rising contamination-related costs, which Wolverine expects to reach at least $40 million .

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  13. 'Iridescent' toxic sludge pits were man's childhood playgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | MLive.com

    As a kid living on Chauncey Drive NE in the 1970s, Michael LeBaron liked to play in the nearby Northeast Gravel pit, which, unbeknownst to neighborhood children at the time, was also a dumping ground for hazardous industrial waste . The gravel mine was a fun place with colorful ponds of semi-solid slurry that packed like a snowball -- and, yes, these 'sludgeballs' were thrown around.

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  14. High lead level found in drinking water near Wolverine dumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | MLive.com

    Kent County homeowners have found elevated levels of lead in their drinking water wells, prompting a call for new testing around a multi-township area where Wolverine World Wide tannery chemicals have polluted the groundwater. Jennifer and Lucas Carney's well on the 7500 block of Chandler Drive NE tested at 73 parts-per-billion for the neurotoxin lead -- contamination that Wolverine denies responsible for despite the family's proximity to its House Street dump site, the source of a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, plume in Belmont.

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  15. Fat Bike racers from around the country head to CannonsburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | MLive.com

    Jorden Wakeley and Cole House compete in the open class at the USA Cycling Fat Bike Nationals at Indian Trails Golf Course in Grand Rapids last year. , senior master , singlespeed and pro/open levels.

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  16. Mobile home park next to 12-acre toxic dump site releases full water test resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | MLive.com

    Months after assuring its residents there were no issues with their water supply, the owners of the Leisure Village community in Belmont have released the full results of their drinking water tests. The test results, released to residents this January, confirm what company officials said in November 2017: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS were not detected in the five drinking water wells that supply the Leisure Village mobile home park.

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  17. Rockford well may have highest PFAS level in U.S. drinking waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | MLive.com

    Within days of bringing their newborn baby daughter home from the hospital, Jeffrey Klekotka and his girlfriend Kelsey were being supplied with bottled water and gift cards. The expanding investigation into local groundwater tainted by Wolverine World Wide tannery sludge chemicals had reached their Algoma Township doorstep east of Rockford.

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  18. Plainfield Township PFAS 'workshop' draws frustrated crowdRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | MLive.com

    Three small school cafeteria tables, a handful of municipal officials and dozens of upset residents was a recipe for frustration at a roundtable meeting hosted by Plainfield Township to address water system worries. The meeting format with Plainfield officials in the Northview High School cafeteria from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 surprised some residents, who, already upset at contaminants in the municipal water system, wrote the gathering off as a sham.

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  19. PFAS water worries cast shadow over Belmont real estate marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | MLive.com

    The four-bedroom house in northern Kent County seems to be the type of place many homebuyers are looking for. "It's got a three-stall garage, an open floor plan, a master suite and a walkout deck," says Chad Sytsma, the Realtor who listed the property.

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  20. PFAS water worries cast shadow over Belmont real estate marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2018 | MLive.com

    Despite the fact the Grand Rapids real estate market is one of the hottest in the nation, home sales in the Belmont area have been sluggish since news of the contamination first broke last fall.

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