|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:36:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: New Mexico "raises specter of fines in Kirtland fuel cleanup"|
State raises specter of fines in Kirtland fuel cleanup By John Fleck Albuquerque Journal (NM) April 29, 2014The Air Force is taking too long to start cleaning groundwater contaminated by an old Kirtland Air Force Base aircraft fuel spill and risks fines of at least $10,000 per day if it misses a June 30 milestone, state regulators told the service last week.
In a public meeting last August, the New Mexico Environment Department and the Air Force committed to have an interim cleanup system running by the end of June. In an April 24 letter, provided by the state in response to a Journal public records request, the Environment Department complained that the Air Force’s current plan, a passive approach using bacteria to break down the fuel, could miss that milestone by as much as a year.
Rather than waiting that long, the Environment Department directed the Air Force to install a cleanup system by June 30 that would immediately begin removing contamination from groundwater beneath the base.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.abqjournal.com/391335/news/state-may-fine-kafb-over- cleanup.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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