Mar 20, 2020
You can’t escape toxic PFAS chemicals. They are everywhere. Get an update on what we know and what’s being done about water contamination by PFAS (Perfluoroalklsubstance). Groundwater and surface water in portions of the Pikes Peak Region is known to have PFAS contamination, due to years of firefighting exercises at Peterson Field and the Air Force Academy (PFAS have been an ingredient in firefighting foam for decades).
This February, 2020 update is presented by Dr. Tyler A. Cornelius, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Environmental Program, and Eli Fahrenkrug, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, both at Colorado College. Fahrenkrug and Cornelius have been monitoring and studying the contamination just south of Colorado Springs via the Fountain Valley Water Project, which they launched for this purpose.
This program was recorded at the February 28, 2020 luncheon meeting of the Pikes Peak Environmental Forum. The Forum informs the community in Colorado Springs on issues of environmental import. Our monthly luncheon meeting topics have ranged from how earthquakes can predict weather events to sustainable energy solutions. Each month we learn something we weren’t necessarily aware we needed to know, but in broadening our knowledge, we deepen our understanding of, and our connection to, the world. Learn about future luncheons at our Facebook page, or contact us to be put on the email list for meeting notifications.
Pikes Peak Environmental Forum presenting sponsors are Becky Elder the Gardener and Peak Radar.
Episode 45 of Peak Environment: PFAS Water Contamination Panel – Peak Environment Podfest
Episode 21 of Peak Environment: PFAS Contamination in our Water (3/20/19 PASF Presentation)
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