Toxic chemicals pollute drinking water near old tannery dump

Source:, August 30, 2017
By: Garret Ellison

Toxic chemicals from industrial waste dumped in unlined trenches at a long-forgotten landfill have turned up this year in private residential drinking water wells north of Grand Rapids, and public health officials worry the contamination may have been occurring unnoticed for decades.
Wolverine World Wide, a global shoe company based in Rockford, is offering bottled water and kitchen filters to residents living near a 76-acre undeveloped tract at 1855 House Street NE in Belmont, where the company once dumped sludge from tanning pigskin. Read more.

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