Air Force to replace firefighting foam that contains PFCs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The military announced this week that 6 different spots on Peterson Air Force Base may have been the cause of potentially harmful chemicals that were found in people’s drinking water in Fountain and Security-Widefield.

Officials said firefighting foam they were using got into the ground, spreading to the drinking water.

The U.S. Air Force is now changing its foam as a result, replacing it with one that is more environmentally safe.

The current foam contains PFCs, or chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

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