Manufacturer releasing contaminants into West Michigan river

Posted at 11:22 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-22 11:14:41-04

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. — Residents can give their input on allowing a West Michigan manufacturer to continue releasing contaminants into the Thornapple River.

Bradford White Corporation, a water-heater manufacturer in Middleville, wants the Michigan DEQ to consider a “mixing zone.”

Under a mixing zone contaminated water would be allowed, only if concentrations of solvents in the river don’t exceed acceptable state regulations.

The public can comment on the request until Friday September 28th.

Currently the amount of contaminants the company has released are above the state’s regulations.