Source: https://www.cpr.org, October 8, 2019
By: Dan Boyce
Local environmental activists and state lawmakers gathered near Colorado Springs on Tuesday to call for more federal support to clean up toxic chemical contamination near some of the state’s military bases, including the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Firefighting foams used regularly on military bases for decades leached per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances into local groundwater supplies. In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory warning of a connection between PFAS chemicals and certain types of cancer. Read more.