The U.S. government announced it would be broadening its focus on PFAS contamination to include the use of polluted water in agriculture.
In a development that is strikingly similar to the initial test expansion in Kent County, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has announced the scope of PFAS testing in Richland Township would be increasing to include 55 residential wells.
KENT COUNTY, MI – The Berezofsky Law Group, LLC based in Cherry Hill, N. J. and Philadelphia, PA, in conjunction with Sommers Schwartz, P.C. based in Southfield, MI, and Wexler Wallace LLP based in Chicago, IL, filed a class action complaint against Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (WWW) on behalf of residents in Kent County, Michigan. The lawsuit alleges that WWW’s disposal of toxic waste containing PFOA and PFOS chemicals, over a period of decades, contaminated residential wells and drinking water in the community.
One of the most difficult questions readers continually ask is whether their water is safe. Between scattered independent testing and ongoing sampling, it’s impossible to get a full scope of the potential damage at this early stage. A recent article suggests this question may be even more complicated, as MLive is reporting that the water previously sourced by Rockford may have been contaminated by PFAS.
The water contamination crisis in Kent County has residents concerned for the safety of their groundwater, spurring many to seek independent testing for the presence of PFAS. In addition to testing their wells and other water sources, some have had their blood tested for traces of the chemical. Results of the PFAS blood tests have begun coming back, and some findings have revealed disturbing levels.
Officials confirmed Monday that the number of dump sites being checked for PFAS contamination has risen to 75.