|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:49:08 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) cleanup system malfunctions|
Jet fuel cleanup system at KAFB malfunctions By John Fleck Albuequerque Journal (NM) June 27, 2013Kirtland Air Force Base’s big new jet fuel spill cleanup system, intended to slow the spread of base-caused groundwater contamination, has been on the fritz for much of June.
The Air Force shut down the big new “soil vapor extraction” machine May 31, just four months after operations began, after its control system malfunctioned, according to an Air Force report to the New Mexico Environment Department.
The Air Force initially hoped it would only be down for 72 hours, but it ultimately took nearly two weeks to fix, according to correspondence between Kirtland and the Environment Department.
The Air Force got the machine running again June 12. But other problems continue to plague the system, which is now only running intermittently as workers try to fix it, base civil engineer Brent Wilson said in an interview Wednesday.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.abqjournal.com/main/215035/news/jet-fuel-cleanup-system-at- kafb-malfunctions.html
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