STATEWIDE — Sen. Cory Gardner announced earlier this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding the Colorado School of Mines in Golden $1,964,375 for the Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Transport and Exposure from Drinking Water and Diet project.
The project aims to fill critical data gaps for the environmental transport of overlooked PFAS including evaluating uptake of PFAS into local foods and assessing the relative role of drinking water, diet and indoor environment to determine exposure for communities impacted by PFAS. The actionable data the project uncovers will be important to determining the overall PFAS exposure and the subsequent efforts to reduce contamination.
“I’m glad to see the Colorado School of Mines receive this grant to authorize research regarding overlooked PFAS exposure,” said Gardner. “With the data gathered from this project we can more accurately assess the challenges of PFAS contamination and work to ensure Coloradans have clean and safe drinking water.”