Firefighting Foam Studies Show PFOA Pollution in Water

Article Courtesy of Jakob Rodgers | November 8th, 2016 | The Gazette | Published as Educational Material New revelations are arising that the Air Force ignored past studies describing the harms of PFOA pollution in water. The Air Force had not done anything to recognize the danger of firefighting foam (a PFOA containing material) till […]

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PFC Contamination in Colorado Springs Area

Article Courtesy of Bruce Finley | July 7th, 2016 | The Denver Post | Published as Educational Material Residents south of Colorado Springs have been expressing fear due to new revelations that the water they’ve been drinking for the past few years was contaminated by PFCs. It was found that many private wells were contaminated, […]

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How to Solve the West’s Abandoned Mine Problem

Though the florescent orange runoff from the Gold King Mine has long since faded from the Animas River, the effort to prevent similar, future environmental disasters from happening at the thousands of abandoned mines that dot the West has endured.

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Flexible Water Sharing Reduces Risk in Dry Times

“Water banking” is an emerging term in western Colorado as water planners work on concepts to protect water supplies in the face of long-term drought, increasing demand and the uncertainties of a changing climate.

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The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States

In a desperate attempt to maintain somewhat “normal” levels of activity, water is being pumped out of the ground in the western half of the nation at an absolutely staggering pace. Once that irreplaceable groundwater is gone, that is when the real crisis will begin.

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Lack of Rain Isn’t the Only Story Behind the West’s Brutal Drought

Kern County—located at the southernmost end of California’s ag-centric Central Valley—is as rich in petroleum as it is in crops. And recently the county’s oil interests have been cashing in on the hydraulic fracturing boom. Squirt chemicals into the ground, and oil and natural gas come out. Water gets burped up in the fracking process, too, but it’s too loaded with salt, hydrocarbons, and other chemicals for irrigation or drinking. Standard practice is to pump it back into the ground.

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CSU Team Investigates Fracking Fluid

A CSU-led research team that analyzed more than 200 research papers, studies and literature about hydraulic fracturing found that there’s still not enough research to fully understand the environmental implications of the process. Nine of the 16 major biocides used in hydraulic fracturing have chronic toxicity effects, including effects that are developmental, reproductive, mutagenic, carcinogenic or neurological. Three of the remaining seven could transform into products with toxic potential.

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Greenwood still Seeking Answers about Arsenic-tainted well water

Greenwood village commissioner Richard Nickerson was one of the Robie Avenue homeowners to test his well water after learning about elevated arsenic levels from his neighbours.

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Colorado Girds for Proliferating People and Increasingly Scarce Water

Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope.

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When The Power’s Out, Solar Panels May Not Keep The Lights On

Despite being covered in solar panels, Del Norte is still at risk of losing power if its main power line goes down.

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Front Range Wants Dibs on River water

A coalition of Front Range water utilities is calling in a letter for assurance that a new transmountain diversion project will be a part of a state plan aimed at filling the anticipated future gap between demand and supply.

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Fort Collins to receive less water than hoped for

Many Northern Colorado water users, from the city of Fort Collins to farmers on the Eastern Plains, will start the summer with less water than they hoped, after the Northern Water Conservancy District announced its spring water quota on Friday.

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