2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:04:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: PCE found deep underground near Kirtland Air Force Base (NM)
Crews find chemicals in Albuquerque groundwater

Åssociated Press
October 20, 2012

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/Crews-find- chemicals-in-Albuquerque- groundwater-3967009.php#ixzz29rL753IDALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base says crews working on an old Air Force fuel spill have found potentially cancer-causing chemicals beneath an Albuquerque neighborhood.

The New Mexico Environment Department said Friday that Air Force crews found the pollutant Perchloroethylene in water around 500 feet underground while installing test wells.

However, officials say they don't believe the recently discovered pollutant is connected to a decades-old Kirtland Air Force Base jet fuel spill threatening Albuquerque's water supply that could be as large as 24 million gallons.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/Crews-find- chemicals-in-Albuquerque-groundwater-3967009.php#ixzz29rL0Bkl0


For the entire article, see
http://www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/Crews-find-chemicals- in-Albuquerque-groundwater-3967009.php


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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