Pain, cancer, death: Michigan families devastated by toxic chemicals in their water

Pain, cancer, death: Michigan families devastated by toxic chemicals in their water

Sandy Wynn-Stelt at home in Belmont. ‘I’m sitting here full of this stuff and not knowing what it’s going to do to me five years, 10 years from now.’ Photograph: Tom Perkins

In the years before 2017, Sandy Wynn-Stelt and her husband had suspicions about the water they drew from a well on their House Street property in the Michigan town of Belmont. She attributed the bad taste to it … [more…]

Bill would limit science Michigan uses to regulate toxic cleanups

Bill would limit science Michigan uses to regulate toxic cleanups

Young’s Environmental workers dig into a hillside on House Street NE in Belmont, Mich., where Wolverine World Wide dumped tannery waste on what’s now MDOT property. Photo taken Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. Barrels containing tannery waste and animal hides were discovered on the property. (Neil Blake | MLive.com) (Neil Blake | nblake1@mlive.com)

LANSING, MI — New legislation has sprouted in lame duck session that public health advocates say would lock

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PFAS1 found in drinking water wells in unexpected places

document: test result showing PFAS found in drinking water wells in unexpected places

Image: A PFAS water well result for a home in Courtland Township tested [by] Pace Analytical and sampled by Gordon Water Systems. (Courtesy)

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI — Katey Morse was wondering about cases of cancer among her neighbors when she decided to have her home’s drinking water well tested for fluorochemicals. Morse doesn’t live near the groundwater contamination plume in Belmont, but she does live a mile southwest of … [more…]