EPA turns tannery site back to Wolverine, MDEQ

A public meeting held jointly by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency drew a large crowd last year. The subject was the progress of a study of the former Wolverine tannery property. The study was prompted by petition of three individuals in Rockford concerned with potential contamination from the site.

by BETH ALTENA One year after beginning an investigation into the potential leak of contaminants on the Wolverine Worldwide (WWW) former tannery site and surrounding areas, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has returned authority to local agencies while reserving the ability to resume control if necessary. The EPA was petitioned June 2011 by three […]

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery property in downtown Rockford.

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  About a hundred residents, including city officials and Wolverine Worldwide representatives, attended a public meeting held jointly by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) on Tuesday, April 24 at the Rockford Freshman Center. A presentation […]

Public invited to hear results of tannery site testing

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workers perform tests on the ground water of the former Wolverine tannery site on December 15, 2011. The EPA, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Wolverine Worldwide spokespersons will discuss the results of the testing, how the results will be used, and what comes next at a meeting to be held Tuesday, April 24 at the Rockford Freshman Center.

Meeting is Tuesday, April 24 at Rockford Freshman Center Those who have had concerns over the environmental safety of the former Wolverine tannery site will have the chance to hear about the results of testing conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). On Tuesday, April 24, the EPA and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) […]

Michigan’s Wetlands and the Environmental Protection Agency

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by KIM SAPKOWSKI Rogue River Watershed Council One of Michigan’s greatest resources is its abundance and high quality of water. Wetlands play a key role in this vital natural resource. Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, comparable to rain forests and coral reefs. Wetlands control flooding by absorbing rain and snow […]