|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:08:36 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) fuel plume|
EPA modeling suggests contaminated plume could reach Albuquerque's
groundwater in 30 years
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press January 13, 2014ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - It could be 30 years before a huge plume of contamination at Kirtland Air Force Base reaches the nearest drinking- water wells in New Mexico's largest city, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Federal regulators made the draft report public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request that was filed by the Albuquerque- based watchdog group Citizen Action.
The report covers a number of scenarios that were modeled in hopes of getting a better understanding of how the underground plume of spilled jet fuel is moving. While it will likely be some time before the contamination reaches the closest city wells, there's uncertainty around the speed at which it will reach a smaller well operated by Albuquerque's Veterans Affairs hospital.
Scott Ellinger, the report's author, said in an interview Monday that it would be best for city, state and base officials to control the plume now rather than wait.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ 3c19cffcf44d42fa8f8eab5a27ae0f35/NM--Kirtland-Jet-Fuel-Spill
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