Despite A Massive Cleanup Effort, People Near Some Military Bases Still Can’t Drink Their Tap Water

Despite A Massive Cleanup Effort, People Near Some Military Bases Still Can’t Drink Their Tap Water

Source: https://www.wunc.org, August 13, 2019
By: Dan Boyce

For decades, the Venetucci family ran a small farm in Colorado Springs. Each Halloween, they grew pumpkins that they gave away to local children.

When the Pikes Peak Community Foundation took over the farm in 2006, it continued the pumpkin tradition and also grew organic vegetables – until chemical runoff traced to firefighting foam at nearby Peterson Air Force Base contaminated the soil. Read more.

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