ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent federal assessment shows no contamination from an extensive jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base has reached Albuquerque’s drinking water supply.
The team of scientists from the Centers [auth] for Disease Control and Prevention also found that fuel vapors in and around the area of the spill are not likely to pose a threat to the public.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18cqT7k) that the team’s findings were released Friday to local water protection officials.
A public meeting is planned later this month to present the findings.
Kirtland Air Force Base discovered a spill from a leaking underground fuel line in 1999. Officials believe fuel had been leaking for decades. In 2007, they discovered it had reached groundwater and was moving toward municipal drinking water wells.