FOUNTAIN — Water drawn from deep wells in the southern Denver Basin has a wild ride ahead, if a $134 million proposal to build a pipeline and reusable water “loop” through much of El Paso County moves forward. With drought and climate change piling on top of population growth, getting creative to the point of […]
Agricultural water contaminated with “forever chemicals” could taint produce, Colorado study finds
Lettuce and other produce could soak up dangerous concentrations of the banned firefighting chemical PFAS tainting agricultural irrigation, even in areas where drinking water is already filtered for the substance, according to a new modeling study led by the Colorado School of Mines. The study proves the possibility, but does not claim real-world tests on […]
Colorado lawmakers wanted to tackle the state’s PFAS problem. They are taking more of a baby step.
Colorado lawmakers hoped this year to accelerate regulation of a group of man-made chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are often used in firefighting foam and have contaminated drinking water in communities across the state. But a bipartisan bill to do just that was stripped of its most comprehensive elements during its first hearing at […]