Wolverine Worldwide says it will pay nearly $70 million to build municipal water systems in two communities affected by PFAS contamination.
The company used the chemicals to waterproof its shoes for years. The harmful chemicals contaminated the ground and entered into local wells. The company says it will now pay to build the water systems to connect more than 1,000 properties to municipal water in Algoma and Plainfield Townships. It says the plan is part of a tentative agreement to resolve lawsuits involving the state and townships.