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Wolverine World Wide Files $70M Chemical Settlement in Michigan

Feb. 4, 2020, 12:02 AM

Clothier Wolverine World Wide Inc. filed a consent decree in federal court Monday agreeing to pay $69.5 million to settle claims that it’s responsible for fluorinated chemical contamination found in drinking water in the Michigan townships of Plainfield and Algoma.

The deal, spearheaded by the Michigan attorney general’s office, will fund extensions of municipal water service to more than 1,000 properties that get their drinking water from wells contaminated by Scotchgard, which leaked off Wolverine’s property. Groups now have the opportunity to comment on the consent decree before it is ruled upon by the United States District Court for ...

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