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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 is expected by September 2014, actual remediation efforts will continue for years to come.

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
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District
Shaw Environmental, Inc.

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The Kirtland AFB Fuel Plume Remediation website (www.kirtlandjetfuelremediation.com) is an authorized external site produced by Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure Group 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.

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What's New

April Project Update is now posted under Project Documents.

Fourth Quarter 2013 (Oct-Dec)
Pre-Remedy Monitoring and Site Investigation Report is also available under Project Documents.

CAB Jan. 28, 2014 meeting agenda available under CAB.


Calendar of Events

Apr. 22, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) meeting at Cesar Chavez Community Center

Jul. 22, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
CAB meeting

Oct. 21, 2014 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
CAB meeting