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  1. PFAS in Kent County: How far it likely traveledRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 |

    ROCKFORD, Mich. - A newly released map shows just how far PFAS contamination in the Rockford area has likely spread.


  2. Man killed in Kent County crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 |

    The Kent County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Belmont Avenue NE and Van Dam Drive NE in Plainfield Township north of Belmont. Authorities say 57-year-old Daniel Smith of Belmont was driving north on Belmont Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, left the road and crashed into a tree.


  3. Lawsuit: Wolverine, 3M in high-stakes PFAS fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2018 |

    Attorneys suing over Wolverine Worldwide's PFAS contamination describe a high-stakes game between the Rockford shoemaker and the company that made the chemical. The original lawsuits filed by homeowners in northern Kent County named only Wolverine as a defendant, but amended complaints filed Monday now include 3M.


  4. Gov. Snyder asks A.G. to take legal action against 3MRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2018 |

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. LANSING, Mich.


  5. Ford Airport neighbors testing their wells for PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 |

    Some neighbors of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport aren't waiting for the state to tell them if their wells are contaminated with PFAS, a likely carcinogen. Instead, they're paying to test their own water.


  6. plainfield township, wolverine worldwide, contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 |

    New tests have found high levels of PFAS, a likely carcinogen, around the North Kent Landfill on 10 Mile Road NE, prompting the county to provide bottled water to nearby residents, Kent County announced Monday. The Kent County Department of Public Works, which runs the landfill just east of US-131 in Plainfield Township, said records show Wolverine Worldwide dumped there from 1980 to 1986.


  7. Wolverine seeks to dismiss federal PFAS lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 |

    Wolverine Worldwide plans to ask a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit over PFAS contamination, claiming the suit was "hastily filed in order to win a class-action race to the courthouse," according to a court document filed Monday. Monday was the deadline for Wolverine, 3M and Waste Management to answer the 52-page federal lawsuit filed in December in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.


  8. Toxic tap water investigation: The lives impactedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 |

    They live at the center of it all, their wells tapping directly into the groundwater flowing away from Wolverine Worldwide's old House Street dump, where neighbors know their PFAS numbers by heart. Sandy Wynn-Stelt's well has the highest number: "I live on House Street and my number was 38,000," she told Target 8. Eight residents in the areas hardest hit by Wolverine Worldwide's spreading PFAS contamination crisis gathered at WOOD TV8's studio for a Target 8 special report - some who live along House Street NE, right across from Wolverine's former dump site; some from Chandler Street NE, across US-131 from the dump.


  9. Class-action suit: Wolverine dumped at GR landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 |

    Wolverine Worldwide is facing its first federal class-action lawsuit in connection to the dumping of waste at the center of well contamination concerns north of Grand Rapids. The contaminated wells identified so far are all in the Belmont area and elsewhere around Rockford, where Wolverine is based, but the lawsuit filed Friday says one of the places the shoe manufacturer dumped toxic chemicals was the old Butterworth Landfill within Grand Rapids' city limits.


  10. Wolverine in crosshairs over PFAS at town hall meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 |

    Some of the questions raised Wednesday at a PFAS town hall meeting were aimed directly at Wolverine Worldwide, the source of a growing contamination crisis. Two of the many speakers at the meeting at the Rockford Freshman Center accused Wolverine of misleading the public when it said it learned only recently that Scotchgard, which it used to treat shoes, once was made with PFAS.


  11. Lawsuit filed against Wolverine WorldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2017 |

    A family who lives near Wolverine Worldwide's former House Street dump has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming it contaminated his well and property and covered it up. The lawsuit was filed in Kent County Circuit Court by local attorney Aaron Phelps on behalf of Theodore Ryfiak Jr., whose lives across the street from the dump.


  12. Gordon Water Systems, toxic tap water, Algoma Township,Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2017 |

    As hundreds of homeowners await test results to find out if their wells have been contaminated with a likely carcinogen , they are using bottled water. On Saturday afternoon, Gordon Water Systems set up water coolers at homes along Jewell Avenue north of 10 Mile Road in Algoma Township, west of Rockford.


  13. plainfield township, wolverine worldwide, contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 |

    Wolverine Worldwide announced Wednesday it is expanding its program to provide whole-house water filtration systems near its former House Street NE landfill, nearly doubling the number of homes eligible. Homes in the southeast expansion area , which stretches south from House Street to Rogue River Drive and east to the river, are now eligible for a filtration system if any PFAS is found in their wells.


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