Preliminary results from the Colorado School of Mines and the Colorado School of Public Health research were shared with residents Thursday night.
EPA Regional Administrator Doug Benevento said the community listening session would “inform our path forward in addressing PFAS in communities.
The U.S. Air Force said that firefighting foam used in training from Peterson Air Force Base contaminated groundwater and soil at levels well above advised limits.
"The Air Force does not have the authority to reimburse communities for costs incurred in dealing with environmental contamination issues.
The report is based on dozens of soil and water tests over the last year at the base in Colorado Springs.
Firefighting foam used at the base for decades seeped into the aquifer, rendering well water for customers in southern El Paso County unsafe to drink.