GOLDEN — Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) toured the Colorado School of Mines this week in Golden. The tour focused on the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT)center in additive manufacturing and water treatment technologies research, a trio of water programs related to Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) contamination for industry and military-impacted water. Gardner released the following statement after his visit to the School of Mines.
“I’m always impressed with the high-caliber research and development projects in Colorado, and in particular at the Colorado School of Mines. During my tour, they shared the positive impact legislation I authored known as the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, signed into law by President Obama, is having on their ADAPT Center. The center recently redesigned MRAP armored vehicle door hinges, increasing military readiness by improving quality and design for our service members in harm’s way,” said Senator Gardner. “Colorado School of Mines was also recently awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant of $1.9 million to study PFAS water contamination. I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to provide federal support to address this problem and ensure Coloradans have clean and safe drinking water.”