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EPA details threat of New Mexico jet fuel spill

January 13, 2014 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — 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 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 Login to read more

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