KAFB removes fuel-contaminated soil

KAFB contaminated soil
Following an oil spill KAFB is now removing fuel contaminated soil.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A huge step for Kirtland officials Thursday as the cleanup process took on a new phase by removing the contaminated soil that was left after a fuel leak. Crews spent most of the day removing up to 20 feet of soil from the old fuel off-loading rack at the direct site of a jet fuel spill at Kirtland back in 1999.

Since then, studies have shown that the spill has not yet reached drinking water but the risk still exists.

A multi-million dollar soil vapor system launched last year is also helping with the soil clean-up. The excavation of soil should be done sometime in September.

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