6 episodes

This podcast tells the story of PFAS contamination in Colorado’s Fountain Valley. Starting with a decade long cover up of dangers certain PFAS chemicals pose, and ending in Congress today, you’ll learn about the family of chemicals and meet people who they’re hurting. (RESIDENTS OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY: your municipal well water is now being treated for PFAS chemicals)

Per-sistence Sam Sanson

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

This podcast tells the story of PFAS contamination in Colorado’s Fountain Valley. Starting with a decade long cover up of dangers certain PFAS chemicals pose, and ending in Congress today, you’ll learn about the family of chemicals and meet people who they’re hurting. (RESIDENTS OF FOUNTAIN VALLEY: your municipal well water is now being treated for PFAS chemicals)

    The Coverup

    The Coverup

    A small-town farmer and dedicated lawyer stumble upon one of the biggest corporate cover-ups of all time.

    • 23 min
    Canary in a Coalmine

    Canary in a Coalmine

    A devoted journalist alerts tens of thousands of people in Colorado's Fountain Valley that their water contains toxic PFAS chemicals. 

    • 27 min
    Summer of 2016

    Summer of 2016

    The Fountain Valley community responds to a change in an EPA health advisory which meant all their well water had levels of PFAS considered unsafe by the government.

    • 36 min
    An Unfortunate Natural Human Experiment

    An Unfortunate Natural Human Experiment

    Fountain Valley residents wonder about diseases they have linked to PFAS and a beloved local farm suffers. 

    • 38 min
    Slow Violence

    Slow Violence

    The Fountain Valley fights for restitution in courts and congress. It's a fight for the entire nation. 

    • 37 min
    Introducing Per-sistence

    Introducing Per-sistence

    Actualities from trailer in order of appearance: Representative Lois Landgraf speaking in the Colorado Senate in 2019 acquired from the Colorado Channel, an interview with Molly Miller, videos from Earl Tennant's camcorder acquired from the Intercept’s website, Rob Bilott speaking at the 2019 Social Good Summit, an interview with Liz Rosenbaum, and an interview with John Hazlehurst. Music by Jordan Schrage. Cover art by Wayan Buschman. 

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NCS266 ,

A must listen!

Truly a talented storyteller

drivethruwhale ,

A great listen

I live in the affected area and it’s great to hear someone giving our story this level of attention. Well written, well edited, and well researched.

Desertbull ,

Inspiring

Sharp, intelligent with a side of wit

Joe T
Houston Texas

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