GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Wolverine Worldwide, 3M Corporation and Waste Management, Inc. are facing a environmental class action lawsuit.
The suit seeks immediate blood testing, monitoring and damage for people who have been harmed by water contamination after the Wolverine dumped waste at "more than 75 sites in Kent County."
According to the DEQ, there are currently 20 sites associated with dumping by Wolverine Worldwide.
The waste dumped contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, from 3M's Scotchgard product. High levels of PFAS exposure have been linked to serious health problems, including cancer, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis and developmental and reproductive problems.
Miller Law Firm, along with Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd and Weitz & Luxenberg, filed the complaint.
Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich is working with the legal teams and will join them for a community meeting to explain the next steps in the litigation next week.
The meeting will be held the week of Dec.11 -- the exact time and date will be released at a late date.
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