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Pump & Treat System TRACKER* Water Treated EDB Removed
As of 9/18/17 268.1 million gallons Water Treated 76.44 grams EDB Removed


The Air Force and the New Mexico Environment Department will host a public information meeting Thursday evening, September 28, 2017, at 6 p.m., at the African American Performing Arts Center. This event provides an opportunitiy for interested community members to learn about the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility leak Risk Assessment report. The main meeting presentation includes an overview of how the risk assessment fits into the RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) process, key findings presented in the risk assessment, and a question and answer period. The African American Performing Arts Center is located at 310 San Pedro Drive NE in Albuquerque. Representatives from the Air Force, NMED, Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority and the City of Albuquerque will be available at the public meeting. For more information please contact 377th Air Base Wing Public Affairs at 505-846-5991 or Air Force Civil Engineer Center Public Affairs at 866-725-7617, or by email, afcec.pa@us.af.mil.

Remediation in Action!

Welcome to the project web site for the Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel plume remediation efforts.

This web site provides information about the remediation work being done to address the jet fuel leak that was first detected at Kirtland AFB’s Bulk Fuels Facility in 1999. The U.S. Air Force is conducting this work under the regulation of the New Mexico Environment Department to identify the full scope of the leak (plume characterization), to conduct certain interim remediation and containment efforts (interim measure), and to propose and implement a final remedy for soil and groundwater contamination remediation. While the final recommendation for the remedy will be forthcoming as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) process, interim measures are in place to remove fuel-related contaminants.

In order to ensure that Albuquerque’s drinking water remains unaffected by this plume, well monitoring in the area and interim remediation efforts are currently in progress. In addition, contingency plans are being developed should any drinking water production wells become threatened in the future.

Project Team:

U.S. Air Force
New Mexico Environment Department, https://www.env.nm.gov/kafbfuelplume/
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District

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The Kirtland AFB Fuel Plume Remediation website (www.kirtlandjetfuelremediation.com) is an authorized external site produced by Neptune and Company under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on behalf of Kirtland AFB. Content is reviewed and approved by the Kirtland AFB Public Affairs Office.


What's New

First Quarter 2017 (January-March) and Fourth Quarter 2016 (October-December)

Pre-Remedy Monitoring and Site Investigation Reports are also available under Project Documents.

The RCRA Facility Investigation Report and Risk Assessment documents are available under Project Documents: Project Documents

Link to the Kirtland Jet Fuel Remediation overview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvEg1_fDJ8

Meeting agenda and presentation, along with the poster session posters, are available under Public Meetings.

Project-related information sheets such as basic project information and gardening information are available under Project Documents Project Documents.

Calendar of Events

September 28, 2017 – Public meeting at the African American Performing Arts Center, 310 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque; 5:30pm-8:30pm