Local college students will deliver a proposal to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation later this month detailing a vision for a beloved community farm in Security.
Contaminated Drinking Water | Full Coverage
The drinking water of thousands of people living in El Paso County has been found to be contaminated by toxins called perfluorinated compounds, or PFAS. The toxins have been traced back to firefighting foam—and have been found in drinking water in various communities across the country. Follow The Gazette's full coverage here.
ALBUQUERQUE • New Mexico’s top prosecutor is demanding that the Air Force close a publicly accessible lake at Holloman Air Force Base, saying Thursday that the concentration of hazardous chemicals at the site poses a risk to public health and the environment.
A bill banning the use of a firefighting foam linked to drinking water contamination in southern El Paso County passed its first committee test on Thursday.
If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency won’t act, a bipartisan group of El Paso County legislators will.
The Pentagon is reportedly lobbying for a more lenient standard for cleaning up toxic chemicals used for decades in firefighting foam that have been found in drinking water in southern El Paso County and around the country.
Many Security, Widefield and Fountain residents have extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies compared with other Americans, apparently from drinking water contaminated by firefighting foam used for decades at Peterson Air Force Base, according to a first-of-its-kind study re…
The Senate took two steps to address drinking water tainted with perfluorinated compounds, setting aside cash to reimburse Pikes Peak region utilities for clean-up efforts and setting a hearing to probe the federal government's role in what a committee is calling a "chemical crisis."