Congress Needs to Investigate Air Force Over Toxic Foam

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from The Colorado Springs Gazette Contamination of water by toxic firefighting foam is more than a public relations dilemma for the Air Force. It is a daily, never-ending health concern for people who fear they have consumed dangerous water for decades.

Congress needs to get involved by holding a special hearing to investigate the health crisis and determine how to avoid similar problems.

As explained in stories by Gazette senior military reporter Tom Roeder, the Air Force used the foam in training at Peterson since the 1970s. It also used the foam at installations throughout the country, causing widespread concerns of public health ramifications.


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