EDITORS: THIS IS THE OLD SITE, BUT I COULD NOT CONFIRM THAT THE CONCRETE IS PART OF THE OLD BUILDING
Rockford, Michigan -- Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Little remains at the site where a Wolverine shoe factory once stood in Rockford, Michigan.
Toxic leather scraps, the relics of a Hush Puppies shoe factory, have been buried for decades in the soil in Belmont, Illinois near Rockford, and new test results show that waterproofing chemicals in those scraps have tainted the area’s drinking water.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times