|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:39:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "study [verifies] that firefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base [CO] contaminated water and soil"|
Air Force admits firefighting foam that was spilled on base contaminated water and soil; people south of Colorado Springs left in lurch Military engineers still aren’t sure how far and wide PFC pollution has spread By BRUCE FINLEY Denver Post (CO) July 25, 2017 FOUNTAIN - Water providers and residents south of Colorado Springs chafed as the U.S. Air Force on Tuesday unveiled a nine-month study verifying that firefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base contaminated water and soil with toxic perfluorinated chemicals at levels more than 1,000 times higher than a national health advisory limit. Air Force officials pledged to conduct further investigations that, sometime after 2019, may include analysis of human health risks. This initial investigation focused on contamination at the base. The spread of contaminants to where tens of thousands of people live remains a mystery, the officials said. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment leaders have said the state was waiting on the Air Force for information on how far and how fast PFCs have moved. El Paso County and CDPHE officials at a public meeting here Tuesday night said their agencies lack money to track the PFCs moving in groundwater at unknown concentrations south toward Pueblo. … For the entire article, see http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/25/air-force-admits-soil-water-contamination/ -- 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 <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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