Air Force says toxic chemicals were released into city's sewer system

About 150,000 gallons of water containing PFC compounds made its way into the sewer system of the adjacent city of Colorado Springs.

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A component of firefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base was released into the Colorado Springs sewer system this week.

DENVER, CO, OCTOBER 19, 2016 -- According to Fox News, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado accidentally released about 150,000 gallons of water containing PFC compounds into the sewer system of the adjacent city of Colorado Springs.

Air Force officials did not say how high the levels of the chemicals, used in firefighting foam at the base were, though Colorado Springs officials say the chemicals were not released into the city's drinking water.

The city's wastewater treatment plant isn't set up to remove PFCs, so the tainted water was discharged into a creek that does not supply water to the area.

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