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Security health screening update

Here is the update from our ATSDR/CDC (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/Centers for Disease Control) environmental study done a few months ago. How many households... — Updated 10/28/2020


Update on community health testing

Our sister coalition, Testing for Pease, run by Andrea Amico announced this week that their health study in Portsmouth, N.H., Pease Air Force Base, is resuming again after a... — Updated 10/21/2020


Next coalition meeting this Thursday

We have planned a safe meeting this Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Peaks and Pines (212 W. Illinois Ave., Fountain) community room. Please wear a mask. I will provide... — Updated 10/14/2020


Looking back on four years of efforts

We have an upcoming meeting this month, after a bit of a hiatus due to COVID restrictions and many other meetings being pushed back, and now resuming with benefits. Usually... — Updated 10/7/2020


Security/Widefield assessment underway

Our ATSDR study is successfully underway! I stopped by the Security Fire Station #1 for a visit, and our scientists were all safely working under a giant white tent to check people... — Updated 9/30/2020


Did you receive a letter and phone call from CDC/ATSDR?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is offering free, voluntary blood and urine testing for PFAS to... — Updated 9/16/2020


Necessity: the mother of invention

We all know the proverb "necessity is the mother of invention," and it has been defined as: "When the need for something becomes imperative, you are forced to find ways of getting... — Updated 9/9/2020


Most recent PFAS levels in blood samples

Colorado School of Public Health has mailed out the results of the year two PFAS blood levels. Year one results were in 2018, and round two is 2019 but due to COVID (and very busy... — Updated 8/26/2020


Update from last week's Water Quality meeting

As many of you read the Coalition's column from last week, the outcome is that we have blazed the trails with game-changing policies, getting our local community better control of... — Updated 7/22/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition:

UPDATE: After this publication went to print, the coalition received news that the Water Quality Control Commission denied the motion to vacate. "Not a single commissioner... — Updated 7/15/2020


State tests reveal contaminated drinking water

Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) released extensive water testing data which demonstrate widespread occurrence of toxic "forever... — Updated 7/1/2020


Coalition to meet Thursday

We will have our monthly meeting online June 18 at 6:30 p.m. To register please go to our Facebook page ( and events tab for this information. Some technical... — Updated 6/17/2020


Fountain Valley Water Coalition Update: Dark Waters

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is excited to announce a FREE streaming of the movie "Dark Waters" will begin soon, and the panel discussion is set for May 21 from 7-8 p.m.... — Updated 5/13/2020


Local study of residents on hold due to COVID-19

Editor's Note: Participants in a study of Fountain Valley residents to determine the effects of contaminated water on individuals' health has been postponed. The following letter... — Updated 4/15/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: USAFA contamination data released

Those of you who attend our monthly meetings know of the work I have continued to do for not only our community but also communities across the county and our state contaminated... — Updated 3/18/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: HB 1119 PFAS bill passed Monday

Great News! House Bill 1119 passed the Energy and Environment Committee on Monday afternoon and is now waiting on finance review. Several amendments were taken out of the bill late... — Updated 3/11/2020


Our bodies are not disposal systems

The second committee hearing for House Bill 1119 concerning PFAS regulation has been pushed back again due to partisan disagreements and vocal objections from airports and a few... — Updated 3/4/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition: Trip to the Co School of Mines

The evening of Jan. 29 many members of our Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition traveled together by bus to School of Mines to listen to Rob Bilott and others discuss... — Updated 2/19/2020


PFAS in artificial turf, everywhere

In October of 2019 many of us may have read about PFAS in artificial turf and didn't think much more after that because we rarely, if at all come in contact with it. As I am... — Updated 2/5/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

State legislation to watch This week I'd like to give a brief explanation of upcoming state legislation concerning our PFAS / PFHxS contamination. As this new Bill passes along,... — Updated 1/29/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Sierra Club - Colorado Jimmy Allen, Sonya Lunder, Liz Rosenbaum, Fran Silva-Blayney 2019 Campaign of the Year Award Outstanding Team Achievement Chapter Level - PFAS As a member of... — Updated 1/22/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have had a year of many successes: Please go to our Facebook page to read all of the additional information and links: 1. HB 1279 legislation:... — Updated 12/31/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Our meeting last week had a very large turn out, and I'd like to thank our VFW community for welcoming us into their space. Dr. Chris Rey is the director of the ATSDR (Agency of... — Updated 12/24/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Hopefully many of you have already seen the incredible movie "Dark Waters" in theaters, and perhaps you want to see it again like I do! Attorney Rob Billot was a guest speaker for... — Updated 12/11/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

I'd like to start off with being thankful for our unified community members who are making such a positive and significant change to not only our home but also across the U.S.... — Updated 12/4/2019


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