|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 1 Dec 2012 12:52:32 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Edge of Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) plume "may have been found"|
Edge of fuel contamination may have been found Associated Press (from Albuquerque Journal) San Francisco Chronicle December 1, 2012ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Results of preliminary tests on Albuquerque's water supply suggest the Air Force may have found the edge of a plume of contaminated groundwater spreading outward from a decades-old jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base.
Jim Davis, head of the New Mexico Environment Department's Resource Protection Division, told The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/ 11gbtMw) that water drawn from new wells beneath a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood that's midway between the contamination and the nearest municipal drinking wells appears to be clean of contamination.
Davis said the new test results mean the current risk to drinking water is small.
Officials are awaiting confirmation of the results.The fuel came from what officials now believe was a 40-year leak from underground pipes at a Kirtland aircraft fuel loading facility.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Edge-of-fuel-contamination- may-have-been-found-4083357.php
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