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Is your water safe to drink? Is your soil safe to grow veggies? These questions are front of mind for many residents of the Pikes Peak region. For years, firefighting exercises at air bases in Colorado Springs used chemicals that we now know have contaminated area groundwater and are bad for our health. Find out what we know, and what’s being done about it, from an expert panel convened at the Peak Environment Podfest.
The podfest featured three panels recorded in front of a live audience on October 19, 2019, at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center. This panel, moderated by Colorado State Senator Pete Lee, discusses the hazardous traits of PFAS, a family of “forever chemicals” that take a long time to go away. Senator Lee co-sponsored House Bill 1279 which outlaws the foam's use for training and in firefighting equipment.
Dr. Tyler A. Cornelius Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Program Colorado College
Eli Fahrenkrug Ph.D Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Colorado College
Liz Rosenbaum Founder, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Candidate for House District 21
Fran Silva-Blayney Colorado Chapter Chair Sierra Club Fountain Creek Water Sentinels
Mike Fink, P.E., Water Superintendent, City of Fountain Water Utility
Producer: Debbie Vitulli Editor: Katie Lawrie
Special thanks to our co-host for this event, Stargazers Theatre & Event Center.
UPCOMING ENVIRONMENTAL EVENTS:
Green Drinks Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:30 to 7:30 pm Smokebrush Farm (Red Crags Estate)302 El Paso Blvd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 Potluck contributions welcome Some refreshments provided $5 donation requested Parking is limited; please carpool if you can
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