Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Is Pueblo Reservoir water radioactive?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 2:15 PM

McFadyen: Overseeing questions about contamination from a Superfund site.
  • McFadyen: Overseeing questions about contamination from a Superfund site.
A group of citizens suspects that radioactive materials such as uranium, molybdenum and thorium are seeping down the Arkansas River from the Lincoln Park/Cotter Uranium Mill Superfund Site, says Paris Carmichael, spokesperson for the Pueblo County Board of County Commissioners.

Tuesday morning, Colorado Citizens Against Toxic Waste gave a presentation to commissioners about their suspicions that the toxic substances have leaked into Pueblo Reservoir.

Why should we in Colorado Springs care? Because one source of water for Colorado Springs and Fountain is the Pueblo Reservoir, via the Fountain Valley Authority line and the Southern Delivery System pipeline.

Commissioner Liane “Buffie” McFadyen is, Pueblo County Commissioner is overseeing efforts to learn more about the situation.

Here's a community newsletter about the issue:

And here's a presentation made today by the citizen group:

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