“ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, MI — Testing for toxic groundwater is expanding to another 100-home area in Algoma Township near a property with record contamination levels.

Wolverine World Wide announced it will test more wells for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS or PFCs, which the company used to waterproof shoes at its former Rockford tannery.

The roughly 4-square mile area is located between U.S. 131 and Summit Ave. NE north of 11 Mile Road. Part of the area boundaries spill onto the west side of the highway.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it will release a map of the new Wolven Northeast Study Area on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

The DEQ says the new area was established ‘based on historical stream paths discharging near the suspected source’ in the testing zone already situated around the Wellington Ridge neighborhood, where wells are stricken with high PFAS levels…

Test results for the new zone are expected in about a month.”

Read the full article by Garret Ellison.