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Accountability, not compromise


Last updated 5/10/2022 at 3:21pm

Six years ago, a major crime was discovered in our communities, a crime that had been occurring since the 1970s when the chemical companies lied to consumers about the cancer-causing chemicals of PFAS used in toxic firefighting foams (aka AFFF: Aqueous Film Forming Foam) at the Colorado Springs Airport. In the 1990s the Department of Defense sent out a memorandum to stop using AFFF at military installations; Fort Carson complied, but Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB) did not because they were sharing the COS Airport which is not DoD property but FAA and Colorado Springs city property. So, in 2...

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