US Wolverine World Wide allocates 45 million dollars to cleanse the old tannery wastewater

Wolverine World Wide have allocated a 45-million-dollar fund to address and work out a few problems related to sewage disposal in their former tannery. As reported by, the American footwear and apparel manufacturer has allegedly included such fund allocation in 2018 financial plan, following their announcement about 2017 preliminary revenues, which amount to 2,35 billion dollars. Throughout the year, the US company has been apparently tackling, liaising with authorities, the disposal of sewage and waste coming from their old tanning activity, thus assessing the environmental impact of their treatment sites. Allegedly, they have been focusing their evaluation on the analysis of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Thirty days ago, or so, the US environment safeguard Agency asked Wolverine to carry out further research about chemicals coming from their former tannery: such sewage, according to accusations, supposedly polluted the river Rogue here and there. In addition to that, waste products, which farmers used as a fertilizer, apparently contaminated some drinkable water springs located in two cities in Michigan. The company has announced that they have already taken “immediate and proactive measures to ensure provision of drinkable water for the community residents; moreover, further tests and evaluation have been already carried out”.


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