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EPA in Michigan

Wolverine World Wide Tannery

Site Update - November 2018

EPA and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are coordinating their investigation of tannery pollution found in the Rockford and Belmont, Mich., areas. Sampling is complete and the agencies will be looking over the data to determine next steps. A full update is included in this fact sheet:  Investigations Underway at Wolverine World Wide (PDF) (8 pp, 3.86 MB, About PDF)

EPA and DEQ will be hosting an open house and meeting on Jan. 23, 2019, at Rockford High School beginning at 6 p.m.  This informational meeting will update the community on the investigation status and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions.  

For more information:

Concerned residents can contact the State of Michigan Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278 or

  • For questions about exposure to PFAS in drinking water, please contact the MDHHS Toxicology Hotline at 800-648-6942.
  • For information from the Kent County Department of Health about health effects of PFAS, please call 616-632-7100 or email

Sampling Data

EPA PFAS Method 537 Validated Results from Wolverine, Michigan(1 pg, 37 K)