2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 08:13:45 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUEL: PBS Story on Kirland AFB (NM) plume
Does decades-long fuel leak threaten drinking water safety in Albuquerque?

PBS News Hour
May 13, 2014

KATHLEEN MCCLEERY: The trouble started here at Kirtland Air Force Base more than six decades ago. The sprawling base, about the size of Washington, D.C., sits on the southeast border of Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. It’s home to the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center, as well as a special operations wing.

Colonel Jeff Lanning is commander of the mission support group at the base.

COL. JEFF LANNING, Kirtland Air Force Base: It was in this area we found fuel actually coming to the surface, and we knew we had some kind of a problem at that point.

KATHLEEN MCCLEERY: That problem was a leak dating to the 1950s, when railcars and trucks delivered fuel to pipelines, powering planes at the growing base.


For the entire story, see
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/decades-long-fuel-leak-threaten- drinking-water-safety-albuquerque/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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