|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 May 2012 19:34:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: "New Mexico says [Kirtland Air Force Base] jet fuel spill could be larger"|
New Mexico says jet fuel spill could be larger Associated Press May 23, 2012ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A decades-old jet fuel spill threatening Albuquerque's water supply could be as large as 24 million gallons, or twice the size of the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez, New Mexico environment officials acknowledged Tuesday.
Officials previously estimated the spill from Kirtland Air Force Base to be about 8 million gallons. But state geologist William Moats, who made the original calculations, recently estimated the spill could be up to three times larger.
By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground in Prince William Sound in Alaska in 1989.
Jim Davis, head of the New Mexico Environment Department's resource protection division, calls the newest calculation a "first-order estimate" based on new data from Air Force monitoring wells. He emphasized that the calculations have not been reviewed, and said no one will really know how large the spill is until it has been remediated.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57439960/new-mexico-says-jet- fuel-spill-could-be-larger/
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