Plainfield Township, Michigan -- Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Cleanup crews search for barrels containing toxic leather scraps. The relics of a Hush Puppies shoe factory have been buried for decades in the soil in Belmont, Illinois near Rockford. 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