|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Feb 2017 23:08:02 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Air Force commits to five year plan to clear contaminated Widefield (CO) aquifer"|
Air Force commits to five year plan to clear contaminated Widefield aquifer By: Matt Steiner Colorado Springs Gazette February 2, 2017 An Air Force official revealed to the county commissioners on Thursday that the service has a five-year plan to mitigate water contamination that recently had southern El Paso County residents searching for clean water sources after wells in Security, Widefield and Fountain were tainted by perfluorinated compounds from toxic firefighting foam. While Col. Doug Schiess, commander of the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, wouldn't elaborate on details of the five-year plan, he said information about an internal Air Force report would be released in late June or early July. The Air Force used firefighting foam at the base for decades that contained perfluorinated compounds. High quantities of the chemical in drinking water from the Widefield Aquifer triggered an EPA advisory last spring. A Gazette investigation in October revealed that the service kept the foam in use despite Defense Department studies over the years that showed it was harmful to laboratory animals. ... For the entire article, see http://gazette.com/air-force-commits-to-five-year-plan-to-clear-contaminated-widefield-aquifer/article/1595900 -- 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: 650/961-8918 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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