Wolverine Worldwide Dumped Hazardous Chemicals in Numerous Sites Around Kent County, MI.
During the 1960s and 1970s, shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide disposed of toxic chemicals in unprotected dump sites around Kent County. Over time, these chemicals have leeched into the groundwater, contaminating local water supplies and potentially risking the health and wellbeing of residents.
Officials have confirmed that approximately 200 homes are being tested around a "buffer zone" surrounding the dump site located at 1855 House St. NE. The testing boundary extends north to 10 Mile Road, east across U.S. 131 to Belmont Ave. NE, south to a congregation of homes located between Chandler Dr. and Herrington Ave. NE, and west of the dump site. The expanded boundary includes all homes on House St. NE, as well as property around Clear Bottom Lake, Duck Lake, and part of Freska Lake.