|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:21:47 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Report confirms Air Force tied to Colorado Springs-area water contaminant"|
Report confirms Air Force tied to Colorado Springs-area water contaminant By: Tom Roeder Colorado Springs Gazette August 17, 2016 An Air Force report issued Wednesday confirmed earlier accounts that drinking water contamination in Security and Widefield may be tied to firefighting chemicals used at Peterson Air Force Base. The Gazette first reported the link in July and the new 47-page document shows that Peterson firefighters have used the chemicals, called perfluorinated compounds, in fire training areas since the 1970s. The EPA this year tightened its drinking water guidelines, leaving wells supplying water to Security, Widefield and Fountain unsafe to drink. The safety of food grown in soil watered with contaminated water remains unclear. Six sites at Peterson Air Force Base were singled out for follow-up tests, the report submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers found. ... For the entire article, see http://gazette.com/report-confirms-colorado-springs-area-water-contaminants-air-force-ties/article/1583015 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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