|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:48:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Air Force launches $900K [research] effort to treat tainted groundwater in Widefield, CO|
Air Force launches $900K effort to treat tainted groundwater in Widefield The Air Force has commissioned a research project at the Colorado School of Mines aimed at destroying toxic PFCs By Bruce Finley Denver Post (CO) October 26, 2016 WIDEFIELD - While scared residents south of Colorado Springs pay for bottled drinking water, utility crews this week began testing ways to strip toxic chemicals from what flows out of taps - moving ahead rather than waiting for others to fix the problem. But the Air Force - suspected as a primary source of the groundwater contamination by perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs - also is looking for a solution. It has launched a $900,000 research project at the Colorado School of Mines aimed at creating an SUV-sized unit to destroy the chemicals. And Air Force crews on Tuesday deployed a drilling rig at the Colorado Springs airport digging for the first samples of soil and groundwater — trying to find where the chemicals are tainting groundwater. ... For the entire article, see http://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/26/widefield-begins-tests-on-tainted-groundwater-while-the-air-force-launches-900k-effort-to-destroy-chemicals/ -- 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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