Colorado Air Force Base Says Leaky Tank Released 150,000 Gallons of PFC-Contaminated Water

A spokesperson for Peterson Air Force Base said a fire training area retention tank discharged the PFC-tainted water into the Colorado Springs Utilities sewer system.
1:48 | 10/19/16

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The frost crops are chemical free. But now. They can't see this in about their water. Cat is out of the bag. And they'll have to answer somebody Burnett and there. The frost farm runs off fountain creek. Now the thing that keeps them off like this this could think our. Shipment could affect are marketability for all the products that we have vegetables to meat. It also could possibly devalue the water. That we have right you. Water next to the floor needed compounds gotten to fountain creek. Peterson air force base says it came from one of its taints. Here things is fair trading containing PFC east during trained. Water from those exercises goes back into it gets reuse it. The last week while inspecting the tank they sell the water was gone. They are investigating if it was an accident. Or if someone did it on her place that's an option I got that that it does well or not ruling out anything we asked how this will get cleaned out of town creek area can speak to that I think that sources that populate that accurately hours for utilities that he and president county of that. Once it leaves the states that currently. Erdman. But the environmental chief Fred Brooks says Peterson will help. The frost warning answers are worried that this water on their crops could grow into a much bigger problem. In Colorado Springs Emery Allen here Viennese channel thirteen.

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