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Bennet, Hickenlooper urge Air Force to address water contamination


Last updated 6/28/2022 at 3:13pm

Senators Ask the Air Force to Expand a Pilot Program That Removes Harmful Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) From Water to Cover Contaminated Areas in El Paso County

DENVER – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged the U.S. Air Force to address water contamination in El Paso County from polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which was found in firefighting foam used at Peterson Space Force Base (SFB). PFAS has contaminated the Widefield aquifer that provides drinking water to thousands of local residents and supplies surface water to area ponds, some which are used fo...

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