December 10, 2023

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Colorado will test ‘forever chemicals’ fix at Space Force

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Barrels of soil tainted with toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” sit at Schriever Space Force Base outside Colorado Springs, the tip of a literal and metaphorical mountain of contamination sprawling across nearly 200 military bases nationally. 

The Colorado School of Mines now offers a slight glimmer of hope for the bottomless pile of bad news about PFAS. 

Early next year, chemists and engineers led by the Golden university will start attacking those barrels with nine different potential methods for removing the contamination, in search of solutions for hundreds of tainted sites across the country. Even the environmental watchdogs cataloging the depressing toll of “forever chemicals” throughout the food chain say they are encouraged by the School of Mines test. 

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