Shoe Manufacturer Ordered to Cleanup White Pine Trail and Rogue River

The EPA has ordered a Michigan business to clean-up a river after finding toxic materials.

Wolverine World Wide must excavate part of the White Pine Trail and dredge the Rogue River.

The shoe-maker used to have a tannery near those locations.

Researchers found PFAS at the company’s former factory.

When the EPA started testing, it found high levels of toxic metals.

Chromium and mercury were discovered in the groundwater and sediment along the trail that is popular canoeing and kayaking.

The officials say cleanup work could close parts of the trail this summer.