Fuel spill cleanup plan to be proposed

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Water utility officials are expected to propose a cleanup plan for the Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill Wednesday night.

It calls for drilling seven extraction wells, then treating the water.

The intent is to reduce contaminants to undetectable levels and to use the treated water to irrigate parks and golf courses.

A final plan is expected by July.

The spill involves an estimated 6 million to 24 million gallons of aircraft fuel that leaked from an underground pipeline on base.

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