Former Fuel Offloading Rack at the old Bulk Fuels Facility
New Bulk Fuels Facility Area
Groundwater Treatment System (GWTS) Facility

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Information in the TRACKER table below presents information from the Groundwater Treatment system which treats water extracted from the aquifer impacted by the fuel-related plume.

Pump & Treat System TRACKER* Water Treated EDB Removed
As of 1/29/2018 335.7 Million Gallons Water Treated 87.47 grams EDB Removed


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 investigation and remediation work being done to address environmental contamination resulting from 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 a permit issued by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) to:

  • Identify the full scope of the leak (plume investigation and characterization),
  • Conduct interim cleanup and containment efforts (interim measures), and
  • Propose and implement a final remedy for cleaning up soil and groundwater contamination caused by the fuel leak (corrective measures evaluation and corrective measures implementation).

  • While the final recommendation for the remedy will be forthcoming as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitting process, interim measures, such as the Groundwater Treatment System (GWTS), are in place to stop further migration of and to remove fuel-related contaminants.

    In order to ensure that Albuquerque’s drinking water remains unaffected by this plume, the Air Force regularly samples the groundwater well monitoring network and community water drinking water wells both on and off base, interim cleanup efforts are currently in progress. In addition, contingency plans have been developed should any drinking water production wells become threatened in the future.

    Project Team:

    U.S. Air Force:
    New Mexico Environment Department:
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District:

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    Contact Us

    AFCEC Public Affairs Office
    Phone #: (866) 725-7617
    Kirtland AFB Public Affairs
    Phone #: (505) 846-5991


    The Kirtland AFB Fuel Plume Remediation website ( 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.

    Site Last Updated 1/2/2018

    What's New

    Second Quarterly Pre-Remedy Monitoring and Site Investigation Report for April - June 2017 is 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:

    Meeting agenda and presentation, along with the poster session posters, are available under Public Meetings as well as Maps/Photos.

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

    Calendar of Events

    Please check back for 2018 dates.