Gardner Announces $ 1.9 Million EPA Grant for Colorado School of Mines to Address PFAS Contamination

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado $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 Senator 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.”



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.