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Wolverine moves to settle Michigan PFAS lawsuit for $69.5 mln

Shoemaker Wolverine World Wide Inc and Michigan authorities have entered a consent decree that formalizes an agreement made last December to settle a lawsuit that accuses the company of contaminating residential water wells with hazardous chemicals it used at a former tannery.

In a consent decree that would resolve a lawsuit by Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) accusing the company of violating state environmental law by releasing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) that contaminated surface and groundwater, Wolverine agreed on Monday in Grand Rapids federal court to pay $69.5 million to provide town-supplied drinking water to affected residents.

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