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MLive.com
12 acres of Wolverine tannery sludge buried under golf coursethyroid problems and other illnesses. They were in Scotchgard, which Wolverine
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thyroid problems and other illnesses. They were in Scotchgard, which Wolverine used in the shoe-making process. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is still investigating how far the Belmont PFAS plume goes amid an expanding... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Nearly three dozen potential dump sites to be probed for contaminationto waterproof shoes. The disclosure follows a meeting Friday between local and
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
to waterproof shoes. The disclosure follows a meeting Friday between local and state leaders and representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, he said. “Right now, they have about 35 sites that they are willing to go out... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Officials warn residents about water testing scamsoliciting to test residents’ water for business. Residents are only to trust
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 2 days ago
soliciting to test residents’ water for business. Residents are only to trust the Kent County Health Department or the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to get their water testing because local companies don’t have the capability of... Read more
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MLive.com
Rover Pipeline 'willing to address any contamination' in groundwaterPINCKNEY, MI - Rover Pipeline has responded to the Michigan Department of Envir
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
PINCKNEY, MI - Rover Pipeline has responded to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality regarding concerns about water containing gasoline spilling from the pipeline construction area into wetlands near Pinckney. The DEQ issued a violation... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Michigan to test water near combat center for contaminationALPENA, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begi
Detroit Free Press / Posted 3 days ago
ALPENA, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination. The department and the Michigan National Guard released information... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Michigan to test water near combat center for contaminationALPENA, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination. The department and the Michigan National Guard released... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Agency to test water near combat center for contaminationALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 3 days ago
ALPENA, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will soon begin testing about 150 residential water wells near a combat training center for possible contamination. The department and the Michigan National Guard released... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Officials test water after southwestern Michigan dam breachthe breach was discovered early Sunday. The breach didn't pose a threat to resi
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 3 days ago
the breach was discovered early Sunday. The breach didn't pose a threat to residents or properties due to flooding, but the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants to know whether water quality was affected. A 113-year-old dam separating... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Officials test water after Paw Paw dam breachthe breach was discovered early Sunday. The breach didn’t pose a threat to resi
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 3 days ago
the breach was discovered early Sunday. The breach didn’t pose a threat to residents or properties due to flooding, but the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants to know whether water quality was affected. A 113-year-old dam separating... Read more
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MLive.com
Bill would hit Nestle with $20M annual state bottled water taxcosting Nestle more than $20 million a year under its present extraction rate o
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
costing Nestle more than $20 million a year under its present extraction rate of 1.1 million gallons of water per day. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is considering a controversial permit application that would allow Nestle to... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Township plans to extend water lines to areas with contaminated wellsbe tested for a chemical used by Wolverine Worldwide to waterproof shoes. That
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
be tested for a chemical used by Wolverine Worldwide to waterproof shoes. That’s nearly double the number of wells the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality initially said were earmarked for testing. The township recently approved... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Possible health impacts of Wolverine Worldwide dump sitespublic health in a 2000 study. PFOS has been linked to conditions such as canc
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
public health in a 2000 study. PFOS has been linked to conditions such as cancer, thyroid issues, and fibromyalgia. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says tracking these chemicals in local rivers and streams is key to solving this... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Testing area for water contamination expands in Belmont areaBELMONT, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expanding
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
BELMONT, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is expanding an area for testing wells for possible contamination from former Wolverine Worldwide dumping sites. The DEQ says the area on House Street is being expanded to include... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Approximately 300 more homes to be tested in Rockford area water investigationBELMONT, MICH. - After discussion that the investigation would be expanding, th
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 4 days ago
BELMONT, MICH. - After discussion that the investigation would be expanding, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has released a new map of the Southeast Expansion Area. House Street Disposal Area map via the DEQ 10/18/2017 (Photo:... Read more
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MLive.com
Wolverine toxic water testing area spreads across Belmontfrom House Street now extends east of Belmont Ave. NE, where homeowners are rep
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
from House Street now extends east of Belmont Ave. NE, where homeowners are reporting visits from consultants. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says many homes around the Belmont village are on municipal water, but some... Read more
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MLive.com
DEQ testing lake as contaminated water is released by dam breachPAW PAW, MI -- Officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
MLive.com / Posted 4 days ago
PAW PAW, MI -- Officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are testing water displaced after a dam holding back contaminated sediment was breached in Paw Paw this weekend. A 113-year-old dam separating Briggs Pond and Maple Lake... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Monroe County officials approve water emergency planof them.” Hammond agreed and assured the board that the spill was “all cleaned
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 4 days ago
of them.” Hammond agreed and assured the board that the spill was “all cleaned up and all remediated.” He said both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Monroe County Environmental Health Department worked with Buckeye to sample... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Saugatuck marina development plan sees opposition at hearingnearly 40 home sites near Saugatuck Dunes State Park is drawing opposition from
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 5 days ago
nearly 40 home sites near Saugatuck Dunes State Park is drawing opposition from area residents and environmentalists. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality held a hearing Tuesday night at Saugatuck High School. The Grand Rapids Press... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Saugatuck marina development plan sees opposition at hearingnearly 40 home sites near Saugatuck Dunes State Park is drawing opposition from
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
nearly 40 home sites near Saugatuck Dunes State Park is drawing opposition from area residents and environmentalists. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality held a hearing Tuesday night at Saugatuck High School. The Grand Rapids Press... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Speakers oppose Saugatuck dune developmentSAUGATUCK, MICH. - Just because most of the speakers are against it does not me
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
SAUGATUCK, MICH. - Just because most of the speakers are against it does not mean the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will reject a request to develop dune land near Saugatuck. On Tuesday night, Oct. 17, there was a public hearing on a... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
State expanding testing zone for toxic chemicals from Wolverine Worldwide dumpin late September. That zone included 338 homes, running north to 10 Mile Road
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 5 days ago
in late September. That zone included 338 homes, running north to 10 Mile Road and south to part of Chandler Drive. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) said the Wolverine representatives were speaking with homeowners on... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Federal judge to Flint: Time's up, pick a safe, long-term drinking water source nowfrom the city of Detroit via the regional Great Lakes Water Authority. The U.S
Detroit Free Press / Posted 5 days ago
from the city of Detroit via the regional Great Lakes Water Authority. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality both support that arrangement, as do city of Flint administrators. But City... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Flint, metro Detroit municipalities get state loans for water infrastructure improvementsThe Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awarded more than $160 million
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 6 days ago
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality awarded more than $160 million in loans to improve water infrastructure systems in Flint, metro Detroit and throughout Michigan. The program, which includes $46.7 million in principal loan forgiveness... Read more
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MLive.com
More tannery waste found outside Wolverine sludge landfillin July. The waste behind Ryfiak's home hasn't been disclosed by officials or
MLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
in July. The waste behind Ryfiak's home hasn't been disclosed by officials or Wolverine, although he says he told both the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Wolverine's consultant Rose & Westra about it this summer. Both DEQ and... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Homeowners outside state chemical testing zone still concerned over water qualitythey fear the contaminants found in wells near the old Wolverine Worldwide dump
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
they fear the contaminants found in wells near the old Wolverine Worldwide dumpsite may be in their private wells. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) expanded the initial testing zone for the PFAS chemicals found in... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Michigan groups join to communicate about Lake Eriethe coalition’s membership includes the Michigan Farm Bureau, Ducks Unlimited,
The Toledo Blade / Posted 6 days ago
the coalition’s membership includes the Michigan Farm Bureau, Ducks Unlimited, the University of Michigan Water Center, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Nature Conservancy, the Monroe County Drain Commission, the Michigan... Read more
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MLive.com
Rockford's city water shows no signs of Wolverine dump chemicalswater system tested for PFCs due to the growing concern for drinking water cont
MLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
water system tested for PFCs due to the growing concern for drinking water contamination from Wolverine's dump sites. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality did not request the test, Beard said. "We simply did this on our own to be... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Hearing scheduled for Saugatuck marina development plantake public comments on a plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sit
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 7 days ago
take public comments on a plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sites near the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Saugatuck High School.... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Hearing scheduled for Saugatuck marina development plantake public comments on a plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sit
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 7 days ago
take public comments on a plan to build a private marina and nearly 40 home sites near the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Saugatuck High School.... Read more
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MLive.com
Dam breach sends contaminated sediment downstream in Paw Pawworried about the pollution of Briggs Pond, characterized the situation as dire
MLive.com / Posted 7 days ago
worried about the pollution of Briggs Pond, characterized the situation as dire. He wants the village to contact the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality due to the potential for contaminated sediment to be carried... Read more
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MLive.com
Wolverine landfill neighbors threaten lawsuit to force cleanupwider area. A notice of intent to sue was mailed to Wolverine and its lawyers
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
wider area. A notice of intent to sue was mailed to Wolverine and its lawyers on Friday, Oct. 13. Copies were sent to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency by the Varnum Law firm in Grand... Read more
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Tri-County Citizen
DEQ letters sent out prior to findings of environmental contamination | October 15, 2017residents living near the village office addressed the village council about al
Tri-County Citizen / Posted 8 days ago
residents living near the village office addressed the village council about alarming letters they received from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) about the environmental concerns at the village office. The environmental... Read more
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MLive.com
Toxic chemical foam plume found at National Guard base in Alpenaairfield, say state and local officials. "There's a clear presence on the base
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
airfield, say state and local officials. "There's a clear presence on the base," said Melanie Brown, spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. "As we did with Grayling and (Oscoda), we have to do additional testing and... Read more
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MLive.com
DEQ finds Rover Pipeline spilling water containing gasoline into wetlandsPINCKNEY, MI - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a violat
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
PINCKNEY, MI - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a violation notice on Friday, Oct. 13, to Rover Pipeline for discharging water containing petroleum into wetlands near Pinckney. Rover Pipeline LLC - which is building a 713-mile... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Is my water safe? Water testing, pending legislation, and health studythey implemented their filtration system in an affected Rockford area home and,
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 9 days ago
they implemented their filtration system in an affected Rockford area home and, according to testing done in part by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, it worked: using their twin tank catalytic carbon system and their reverse... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Rockford residents finding shoe scraps near wells; schools testing more waterground water grows in the area. East Rockford Middle School disabled their dri
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 9 days ago
ground water grows in the area. East Rockford Middle School disabled their drinking fountains Thursday after the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tested their well for contaminants from an old dumping site used by Wolverine... Read more
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MLive.com
State Office Building in Flint is lead free at 42 of 43 test siteswere told of the test results in an email and at meetings this month, said Tiff
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
were told of the test results in an email and at meetings this month, said Tiffany Brown, a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The email to employees says 42 of 43 water samples had no detectable amounts... Read more
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MLive.com
DEQ wants your help finding Wolverine waste dump sitesROCKFORD, MI -- If you have what looks like tannery debris on your property or
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
ROCKFORD, MI -- If you have what looks like tannery debris on your property or know where to find some, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants to know. The DEQ has started an expanding list of Wolverine World Wide dump sites in a... Read more
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MLive.com
Neighbors near newly discovered tannery dump site voice concernshis family -- his wife and two sons, ages 9 and 5 -- who have lived at the hous
MLive.com / Posted 9 days ago
his family -- his wife and two sons, ages 9 and 5 -- who have lived at the house on Ritz Pine Drive for nine years. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says it was notified this week of an old Wolverine tannery dump site from the... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Rockford Public Schools to test all schools with well waterbut concerns among community members and parents of other schools in the area.
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 9 days ago
but concerns among community members and parents of other schools in the area. Shibler says he is working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to test the water at three other schools -- Cannonsburg, Crestwood and Lakes... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Rockford water tested for possible contamination from old waste dump used by Wolverine World WideMichigan as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decades-old
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 10 days ago
Michigan as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decades-old tannery waste dump site nearby. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced precautionary measures Thursday at East Rockford Middle... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
MDEQ explains contaminated groundwater issue in Belmont areasafety level in wells across the Belmont area, and gotten into the drinking wat
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 10 days ago
safety level in wells across the Belmont area, and gotten into the drinking water of some homes, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. MDEQ says exposure to PFAs can be harmful to one's health. “What has been... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
State expands probe of groundwater contamination linked to Wolverine Worldwidecompany was once dumped there. The property is less than a mile from East Rockf
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 10 days ago
company was once dumped there. The property is less than a mile from East Rockford Middle School. Officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality on Thursday said at least four sites in the Rockford and Belmont areas will be... Read more
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MLive.com
Rockford parents, community react to Wolverine dumpsite found near schoolafter learning the school would be using bottled water until test reveal toxic
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
after learning the school would be using bottled water until test reveal toxic chemicals aren't in the drinking water. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Kent County Health Department informed Rockford Public Schools... Read more
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MLive.com
A Rockford elementary near Wolverine dumpsite water could also be testedLakes Elementary parents of that possibility on Thursday, Oct. 12. Shibler was
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
Lakes Elementary parents of that possibility on Thursday, Oct. 12. Shibler was notified on Wednesday, Oct. 11, by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Kent County Health Department about the disposal area, prompting bottled... Read more
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MLive.com
Testing of water from Rockford school near Wolverine dumpsite expeditedat least a week and half before families know if unsafe levels of hazardous che
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
at least a week and half before families know if unsafe levels of hazardous chemicals are in the water, Shibler said. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Kent County Health Department informed Shibler mid-afternoon Wednesday about... Read more
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FOX 17 Grand Rapids
Barrels removed from former dumping site in Belmont areaBELMONT, Mich. – Crews from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ar
FOX 17 Grand Rapids / Posted 10 days ago
BELMONT, Mich. – Crews from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality are removing materials in the area of Post Drive and US-131 in connection to an old disposal site from Wolverine Worldwide. Several homeowners in the area have had their... Read more
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MLive.com
Tannery waste debris excavation begins at Wolverine dumpon state land in Belmont on Thursday morning, Oct. 12. The work could take a w
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
on state land in Belmont on Thursday morning, Oct. 12. The work could take a week or more to finish, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, who had a geologist on site Thursday to oversee contractors excavating the... Read more
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MLive.com
98 percent of tested Flint homes with new water lines below lead thresholdand galvanized service lines were replaced in August met the federal threshold
MLive.com / Posted 10 days ago
and galvanized service lines were replaced in August met the federal threshold for lead, according to a new report. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has reported results from the fourth round of monthly testing through the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Michigan school is shutting off fountains, handing out bottled waterwest Michigan as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decade
Detroit Free Press / Posted 10 days ago
west Michigan as they test water for possible hazardous chemicals from a decades-old tannery waste dump site nearby. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced precautionary measures Thursday at East Rockford Middle School. The... Read more
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