|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 8 Jul 2016 08:07:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Water contamination issues grip Colorado Springs-area residents"|
Water contamination issues grip Colorado Springs-area residents Meeting at high school to address PFC levels in wells in Widefield, Security and Fountain By BRUCE FINLEY Denver Post (CO) July 7, 2016 FOUNTAIN - More than 1,000 people south of Colorado Springs packed a high school Thursday night and buffeted government officials with questions and concerns about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies. Some have turned to a charity distributing up to 16 gallons a week of free bottled water. Some are relying on relatives who live elsewhere to fill up jugs. “I’m paying for a clean, consumable product, and I’m not getting it. Definitely I’m angry, frustrated,” retired military airman Mike Ditman, 53, said after the forum. “We’ve been drinking this water for 22 years. It could be causing cancer, kidney problems. They don’t really know. Obviously it is a concern. I raised four kids on this water.” Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials repeated recommendations — especially for women and children, because they may be more vulnerable to the perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — to switch to other water as a precaution. … For the entire article, see https://www.denverpost.com/2016/07/07/water-contamination-colorado-springs-area-residents-water-officials/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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