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The above graphic shows the decreasing EDB, or ethylene dibromide, concentrations in the Kirtland/Ridgecrest plume. The evidence of plume collapse and its decrease in mass is only within the pump and treat area for the past four years.

Modeling, before the pump and treat method, showed the projected collapse of the plume. The plume capture model currently confirms the collapse by pump and treat, as seen here.

Bulk Fuels Facility Cleanup Project

  In November 1999, the Air Force detected evidence of a fuel leak in an underground pipeline at the Bulk Fuels Facility on Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Now, through a unique partnership between the Air Force, regulators, and the Albuquerque community, significant progress is being made to clean up the fuel plume and to ensure drinking water supply wells continue to provide safe, clean drinking water to Albuquerque residents.


Plume Containment

KAFB Garden information

Public Organization Chart

The Air Force will be hosting an Open House for the Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) Bulk Fuels Facility project on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This open house will be held at the KAFB Groundwater Treatment System facility, which is located just inside the Ridgecrest Drive Gate near Bullhead Park. Because of this special event, guests will not be required to pass through the normal security procedures to enter KAFB at the Ridgecrest Drive Gate. For questions, please call KAFB Public Affairs at 505-846-5991.

For directions, click HERE for map.

Due to file-size restrictions, please note that some links are limited to report text. For the complete report, please search the administrative record on the right.

Groundwater Treatment System Report

Bioventilation Construction and Initiation Report 

Installation of Class V Underground Injection Control Well KAFBI06IN2 

Work Plan for Data Gap Monitoring Well Installation

Work Plan for Shallow Soil Vapor Sampling Bulk Fuels Facility Waste Management Units

Source Zone Characterization Report for the Bulk Fuels Facility

For older BFF documents, please see the BFF Document Library section.

To access all of the legacy public record documents for Kirtland Air Force Base Environmental Restoration Program office's Administrative Record sites, click on Index. Select Kirtland Air Force Base, and search using keywords such as 'fuels', 'groundwater' or 'fuel spill,' etc.