Michigan School Is Shutting Off Fountains, Handing Out Bottled Water

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: 'Right choice' | 1:31

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board members Kathleen Kennedy and Laura Dern explain Weinstein expulsion; plans for 'zero tolerance.' (Oct. 17) AP

1 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Red Wings recap their loss to Lightning on Monday | 3:45

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, goalie Jimmy Howard, forward Justin Abdelkader and coach Jeff Blashill discuss the 3-2 loss to the Lightning on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena. Video by Helene St. James/DFP

2 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Pets finding new homes across Michigan in record numbers | 0:54

Grand Rapids-based BISSELL Pet Foundation's "Empty the Shelters" event paid adoption fees for 2,103 new owners of cats, dogs and other animals, setting a new record for the foundation Oct. 14, 2017. Video produced by Brian Manzullo, DFP. Wochit

3 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Quake victims risk their lives to salvage belongings in Mexico | 0:41

Risking lives, Mexicans try to salvage belongings after quake Video provided by AFP Newslook

4 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Meet the five worst NBA free-throw shooters of all time | 0:44

Andre Drummond has the lowest free-throw percentage of any NBA player with at least 500 free-throw attempts. Which guys are closest to him? Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit

5 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Jim Harbaugh previews Michigan-Penn State | 6:47

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh speaks to the media Oct. 16, 2017, leading into Penn State. By Nick Baumgardner, DFP.

6 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES Amazon goes on warehouse hiring spree | 1:13

Amazon is holding a giant job fair and plans to offer thousands of jobs at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 packing, sorting and shipping jobs will be full time. AP

7 of 8
Skip in >Skipx

Embed

x

Share

CLOSETODAY'S TOP STORIES What is gerrymandering? We explain | 18:26

Free Press editorial board members Mike Thompson and Brian Dickerson answer explains what gerrymandering is and how it affects elections.

8 of 8Last VideoNext Video
  • Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: 'Right choice' Academy board members on Weinstein expulsion: 'Right choice'
  • Red Wings recap their loss to Lightning on Monday Red Wings recap their loss to Lightning on Monday
  • Pets finding new homes across Michigan in record numbers Pets finding new homes across Michigan in record numbers
  • Quake victims risk their lives to salvage belongings in Mexico Quake victims risk their lives to salvage belongings in Mexico
  • Meet the five worst NBA free-throw shooters of all time Meet the five worst NBA free-throw shooters of all time
  • Jim Harbaugh previews Michigan-Penn State Jim Harbaugh previews Michigan-Penn State
  • Amazon goes on warehouse hiring spree Amazon goes on warehouse hiring spree
  • What is gerrymandering? We explain What is gerrymandering? We explain
Buy Photo

A water bottle is shown in this Detroit Free Press file photo.(Photo: Detroit Free Press file photo)Buy Photo

CONNECT>TWEET> 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE

ROCKFORD, Mich. — Officials are shutting off drinking fountains and providing bottled water at a middle school in west Michigan as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decades-old tannery waste dump site nearby.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced precautionary measures Thursday at East Rockford Middle School. The agency says there’s no evidence of contamination in the Rockford school’s drinking water but says precautions will be taken until test results come back within about two weeks.

Wolverine World Wide used chemicals at its former tannery in Rockford to waterproof leather for Hush Puppies shoe manufacturing. Dump sites have turned up in the area, with contamination including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

State toxicologists say exposure to PFAS have been linked to cancer as well as other health issues.

Also at freep.com:

>Spokesman: Gov. Snyder stands by his testimony on Flint Legionnaires'

>Millions in Michigan exposed to potentially unsafe chemicals in their water

 


Trending Hairstyles

Source : http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/10/12/michigan-school-shutting-fountains-hazardous-water/757229001/

Michigan school is shutting off fountains, handing out bottled water
America Now: City of Heartbreak and Hope
Nigeria: Obasanjo And the Politics of Yorubaland: a Vote for Politics of the Centre
13 Ways to Keep Smart Movie Fans Happy
St. Peter’s Square fountains being shut off due to drought
Don’t Pay for Classic Books When You’re Going Back to School
Hackers Breach Cybersecurity Company In Apparent Revenge On Employee
A City on the Lake Fights for Water
UCF Kicker Ruled Ineligible After Rejecting NCAA's Demand To Stop Making Sports YouTube Videos