|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:14:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: New Mexico criticizes Kirtland Air Force Base|
Base Effort 'Inadequate' By John Fleck Albuquerque Journal (NM) April 16, 2012Kirtland Air Force Base’s efforts to determine the extent of jet fuel groundwater contamination are "inadequate," according to the New Mexico Environment Department, which is demanding new, deeper monitoring wells to determine the risk to Albuquerque drinking water wells.
The criticism, leveled in a letter Friday, comes after the latest Air Force data show contamination from a decades-old leak migrating northeast beneath southeast Albuquerque with no clear picture of how close the fuel is to the wells that provide drinking water to area neighborhoods.
"We don’t know how far it goes," said Rick Shean, a water quality hydrologist with the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority. That makes it impossible to say how soon the contamination might reach the nearest wells, forcing a key part of the area’s water supply to be shut down, Shean said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/04/16/news/base-effort- inadequate.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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