In a peer-reviewed study released this week by Environmental Science and Technology, four prominent scientists (including Christopher Higgins of the Colorado School of Mines) call for strict regulation and a possible worldwide ban of an entire class of fluorinated chemicals related to those that contaminated wells and drinking water systems in Fountain Valley. The contamination […]
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Despite an extensive effort, state health officials have not yet found the source of contamination for public wells serving families in Fountain, Security and Widefield. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment started seeking the source of chemical contamination in February, but so far has come up empty, officials say. “We’re trying to zero […]
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From the moment on July 31, 1871, when General William Palmer’s men drove the first stake of Colorado Springs at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues, the city had a water problem. The general’s ingenious real estate promotion sat on several thousand acres of empty prairie on the east […]
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