Rockford Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Snyder: A lot of unknowns remain in toxic tap water probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | WOODTV.com

    "What's going on in Kent County is one of the most serious in the state," Gov. Rick Snyder said. The investigation started in January, when a Rockford citizens group notified the state of potential PFAS at Wolverine Worldwide's former dumpsite at House Street.

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  2. Rockford Education Foundation Awards More than $40,000 in GrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | Rockford Squire

    The Rockford Education Foundation received a record number of grant applications - more than 60 - from local teachers, education administrators and community leaders during its fall grant period, ultimately awarding more than $40,000 in grants to 40 local programs. The grants awarded benefitted students from preschool to high school in nearly every public and private school in Rockford and programs ranging in focus from arts to technology.

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  3. PFAS fears unfairly hurting downtown Rockford eateries: State of the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 18 | Rockford Squire

    Rockford City Manager Thad Beard was among the lineup of speakers at the annual Rockford Chamber State of the Community Luncheon December 4. He said water in downtown Rockford was tested to be clear of PFOA and PFOS contamination, but news coverage is nonetheless causing people to be afraid of the water within the city. He said that the contamination, specifically the former dump sites of Wolverine Worldwide are in Belmont, but news stories begin their articles with the word Rockford, likely causing unnecessary concern over the safety of the city's water system.

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  4. Erin Brockovich urges West Michiganders to join a class action suit against Wolverine WorldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    ... and they want to get a piece of the action," Williams said. Williams, who is battling stage four cancer, lives in Rockford. She says her family had been drinking well water for about 17 years before getting on municipal water. "I just wonder if what ...

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  5. State Legislature OKs $23M for PFAS responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2017 | WOODTV.com

    ... with 28 contamination sites. In Kent County, tainted water in residential wells has been blamed on waste from Rockford-based shoe manufacturer Wolverine Worldwide that was dumped decades ago. If you are eligible for a whole-house water filtration ...

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  6. 3M to Wolverine: Quit dragging us into your toxic messRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... A. Brewer III, who declined Wolverine's request that the manufacturer attend the Nov. 29 townhall meeting in Rockford. Whether 3M ends up on the hook for drinking water contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances named PFAS (or PFCs) in ...

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  7. Meijer's Rockford store becomes new flagship location after remodelRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2017 | MLive.com

    The major upgrade turns the Rockford store, at 2799 10 Mile Rd NE in Algoma Township, into a location where the Midwest retailer will test new innovations and programs for consideration at other stores. Other stores in the Grand Rapids area with that distinction are the Cascade and Knapp's Corner location.

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  8. Michigan's Ultimate Sports Champion top 20 after fall sports seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... (Patrick Nothaft No Michigan high school athletic program has enjoyed more success the past two years than the Rockford Rams. That's according to MLive's Ultimate Sports Champion contest, which awards points to boys and girls varsity teams that ...

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  9. Wolverine PFAS testing zones now 8 contiguous square milesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... 14 Mile Road and Summit Ave NE and south of the Boulder Creek Golf Course, which sits on 12 acres of sludge . In Rockford , extremely high levels of PFAS have been found in the groundwater under the former tannery site, which sits alongside the ...

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  10. Obituary: Robert BoelensRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Rockford Squire

    ... 3, 2017 from 2-4pm and Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6-8pm at the Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St. NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There was a visitation time one hour prior to the service at church. In lieu of flowers, those desiring an expression ...

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  11. Gifts needed for "Tree of Hope"Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | Rockford Squire

    ... organizations and businesses in the area to drop off new and unwrapped items at its Northland Drive store in Rockford. Items such as pajamas, socks, underwear, sheets, blankets, towels, winter outerwear, and boots can then be purchased by NKC's ...

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  12. Cleaning PFAS-tainted water: a Easy to get to zeroaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | WOODTV.com

    ... know their stuff, they'll say the only safe level in a human being is none. Zero," Brooks said. In Kent County, Rockford-based shoe manufacturer Wolverine Worldwide started providing safe water for residents with private wells long before lawsuits ...

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  13. Timeline: History of Wolverine Worldwide and PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | WOODTV.com

    ... with the Belmont Armory, with wells near an old dump. Tests did not check for PFAS. Other homes January 2017: A Rockford citizens group notifies the State of the potential of PFAS at Wolverine's House Street dump. Tests east of dump find low levels ...

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  14. Class action lawsuit, Erin Brockovich advocating for families affected by Wolverine’s dumped chemicalsRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2017 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    The fight against Wolverine World Wide, and dangerous chemicals it dumped for decades in Kent County, continues with the first recent class action lawsuit among nearly a dozen others, and advocacy from environmental activist giant Erin Brockovich. Hundreds if not thousands of residents in the Belmont-Rockford area are affected, whether it's serious health concerns or significant property value loss due to high levels of PFAs, the chemicals linked to Wolverine's dumping since the '60s that are now contaminating well and some municipal water.

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  15. Erin Brockovich tied to class action lawsuit over toxic Michigan dumpingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... Weitz & Luxenberg. The complaint alleges the companies dumped toxic waste and polluted groundwater in Belmont, Rockford and other areas of Kent County. It seeks "immediate blood testing, monitoring, and damages for residents who have been harmed by ...

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  16. From breakdowns to breakups, Ginger Zee tells all in "Natural Disaster'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | MLive.com

    Rockford, Michigan native Ginger Zee talks about failed relationships, her struggles with depression and how she checked herself into a mental hospital before joining ABC-TV. , released today .

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  17. Water contamination in West Michigan prompts questions, concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 5, 2017 | Michigan Radio

    ... issues. "We came upon information about this dump as we were continuing to do research about the tannery in Rockford, Michigan," McIntosh says. The tannery she refers to belonged to Wolverine Worldwide, a company that makes shoes under brands like ...

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

    Dec 4, 2017 | WOODTV.com

    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.

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  19. Wolverine agreed not to pollute Belmont water in 1966Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2017 | MLive.com

    ... Street was confirmed this year. The chemicals were in 3M Scotchgard, which Wolverine began using at the former Rockford tannery in 1958 to waterproof pigskin leather for Hush Puppies shoes. A 1964 state Water Resources Commission memo indicates ...

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  20. Algoma Township neighborhoods to get PFAS water filtersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2017 | MLive.com

    Wolverine World Wide says it will install whole house water filtration systems at homes with a confirmed detection for toxic fluorochemicals in the drinking water in two Algoma Township neighborhoods where Rockford tannery sludge was spread on farms as crop fertilizer decades ago. Wolverine has sampled 203 homes in what the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality defines as the Wolven and Jewell study areas.

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