Peterson AFB

Wednesday Newscast, 7/26/17, 7:04 AM

Jul 26, 2017

Newscast for Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:04 AM:

U.S. Air Force

The 21st Space Wing located at Peterson Air Force Base was recognized for excellence in space and cyberspace missions.

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

The Air Force released new details yesterday about a previously reported discharge of contaminated water into the Colorado Springs sewer system at Peterson Air Force Base. Officials are now saying the discharge didn’t happen as they thought.

Thursday Newscast, 10/27/16, 5:32 PM

Oct 27, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, October 27, 2017, 5:32 PM:

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

Officials at Peterson Air Force Base say 150,000 gallons of water containing perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, were mistakenly discharged into the Colorado Springs sewer system earlier this month. According to a Colorado Springs Utilities spokesperson, those PFCs have since made their way into Fountain Creek.

Tuesday Newscast, 10/18/16, 5:32 PM

Oct 18, 2016

Newscast for Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 5:32 PM:

Jake Brownell / KRCC

A Denver-based law firm has filed a class action suit on behalf of residents in Security, Widefield, and Fountain over drinking water contamination.

Associated Press / Stock Photo

Peterson Air Force base announced Thursday a contract for supplying bottled water to some Security, Widefield, and Fountain residents whose tap water contains Perfluorinated Compounds, or PFCs.

Associated Press / Stock Photo

It's been almost two months since residents of Security, Widefield, and Fountain first learned their drinking water contained potentially unsafe levels of chemicals called Perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs. And despite steps taken by local, state, and federal agencies to address the problem, many residents still wonder when they'll be able to feel confident their tap water is safe to drink. In the meantime, they're looking for alternatives.

Jake Brownell / KRCC

Hundreds of residents of Security, Widefield and Fountain attended a community meeting Thursday to learn more about potentially harmful chemicals recently detected in area drinking water.  The chemicals are called Perfluorinated Compounds, or PFCs, and have been linked to low infant birth weight and other health problems.

Wednesday Newscast, 7/6/16, 7:04 AM

Jul 6, 2016

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Thursday Newscast, 4/21/16, 7:04 AM

Apr 21, 2016

Newscast for Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:04 AM:

Civilian Workers of Area Military Installations Impacted by Shutdown

Oct 1, 2013

Civilian workers across military installations in the Pikes Peak region are feeling the effects of the federal government shutdown.  At the Air Force Academy, more than 1,000 civilians are furloughed, while 450 employees are exempt and will continue to work.