Wolverine starts cleanup at contamination sites

Crews clean up a Wolverine Worldwide contamination site on Nov. 25 in Rockford, Mich.

ROCKFORD, Mich. — Wolverine Worldwide has started a cleanup at its former tannery in Kent County.

The short-term cleanup is part of a settlement between the company and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Wolverine will dispose of soil and remove contaminated sediment near the shore of the Rogue River.

The EPA says the work is not a permanent solution but starting is an important step towards addressing the health threats they pose.

Wolverine’s former tannery site is located at the northern end of downtown Rockford, and the House Street dump is on House Street in Plainfield Township.

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