|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:04:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Colorado stopped testing groundwater contaminated by firefighting chemicals" from Peterson Air Force Base|
Colorado stopped testing groundwater contaminated by firefighting chemicals, blaming end of EPA funding Firefighting chemicals leached into water from Peterson Air Force Base, but water near Pueblo hasn’t been tested since November 2016 By BRUCE FINLEY Denver Post June 15, 2017 Colorado health authorities have stopped monitoring the plume of groundwater contaminated with PFCs at levels exceeding a federal health advisory limit that is spreading south from Colorado Springs toward Pueblo, state and federal officials confirmed. This widens the challenge of dealing with the perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, which do not break down and have been linked to birth defects, cancers and other health harm. Pueblo leaders on Thursday said they expect tracking of contaminated water to continue as PFCs seep south through the Fountain Creek watershed toward the Arkansas River. … For the entire article, see http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/15/pfc-plume-epa-funding-colorado-health-authorities/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 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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