Environmental Protection Agency

EPA turns tannery site back to Wolverine, MDEQ

July 5, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA A public meeting held jointly by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the federal Environmental Protection Agency drew a large crowd in April. 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 [...]

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  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 [...]

Public invited to hear results of tannery site testing

April 18, 2012 // 0 Comments

Meeting is Tuesday, April 24 at Rockford Freshman Center 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 [...]

Michigan’s Wetlands and the Environmental Protection Agency

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

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 melt, (thus they have [...]