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 3.5 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.

Bulk Fuels Facility Fact Sheet

Plume Containment

KAFB Garden information

Public Organization Chart

Upcoming

2019 Public Meetings:

April 25, 2019

July 25,2019

Oct. 24,2019

What's new

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.

USAF Final Slides 15 Nov.

Quarterly Report for July-Sept.

Quarterly Report for Oct.-Dec.

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

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE BULK FUELS FACILITY QUARTERLY MEETING

BFF Documents

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.

BFF Acronyms and Glossary of Terms

Risk Assessment Report

RCRA Facility Investigation Report

Teach-In Info

The following presentations provide background information on the fuel leaked (the underground "plume"), possible health hazards of plume chemicals, how the plume chemicals move in the ABQ aquifer, how contaminated water can be remediated and treated.

Teach-in Intro

UNM Ground Water Reclamation & Treatment

Ground Water Reclamation & Treatment

Toxicology

Administrative Record

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.