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KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility – Jet Fuel Plume Remediation

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Garden Information Sheet
The most common question asked of people working on the project is, “Is it safe to garden?” As explained in the fact sheet, the answer is “Yes.”

Risk and Exposure Information Sheet
This dashboard addresses human exposure and risk based on current monitoring data, and will be updated after the risk assessment is complete and submitted to the RFI. The versions below were last updated in August 2016.


2019 Strategic Plan 

2018 Strategic Plan

2017 Strategic Plan

2016 Strategic Plan

2015 Strategic Plan

Key Work Plans and Related Documents

*for additional documents, please see the Hazardous Waste Bureau’s KAFB permit page.

RCRA Documents

RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report

A description, supporting data, and results for investigations, monitoring events, and interim measures conducted at the Kirtland AFB Bulk Fuels Facility leak project site.

Risk Assessment Report

Am evaluation of the potential for human and ecological exposure to, and potential risks from such exposures to, contaminants of potential concern related to the historical fuel leak at the Kirtland AFB Bulk Fuels Facility site.

Addressing EDB Phase of Contamination

Work Plan for the Bulk Fuels Facility Expansion of the Dissolved-Phase Plume Groundwater Treatment System Design

Covering quarterly groundwater monitoring activities, QAPP, Ground Water Treatment System monitoring and expansion, and future well installation for groundwater monitoring, extraction, and injection.

Rapid Response Action, Additional Data Gap Groundwater Monitoring Wells and Expansion of Groundwater Extraction Work Plan

Groundwater Extraction Pilot Implementation and Additional Plume Characterization Letter Work Plan 
Original Submitted August 1, 2014 and amended as necessary

Final Basis of Design  – Mid-Plume Pump & Treat System

Technical approach and design parameters to be used in development of EDB pump & treat system.

Addressing Vadose Zone Soil Vapor Phase of Contamination

Work Plan for Bioventing and Air-Lift Enhanced Bioremediation Pilot Tests

Addresses proposed pilot tests for implementation in the vadose zone. 

Work Plan for Vadose Zone Coring, Vapor Monitoring, and Water Supply Sampling

Addresses activities to be performed to fill existing data gaps in the delineation of LNAPL nature and extent in the vadose zone, as well as collect regular soil vapor and drinking water supply monitoring data. 

Pilot SVE Shutdown Test Work Plan

Addresses respiration, short-term testing and long-term testing on selected soil vapor monitoring wells. Data from test will be used in design of SVE system expansion. 

Soil Vapor Monitoring and Drinking Water Monitoring

Addresses quarterly soil vapor monitoring and drinking water supply well sampling.

Addressing LNAPL Phase of Contamination

Review & Comment on LNAPL Interim Options, Independent Technical Review Panel, Thomson & Associates, June 22, 2015

Review & Comment on LNAPL Interim Options at the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility Site Albuquerque, NM

Ethylene Dibromide In-Situ Biodegradation Pilot Test Work Plan

Addresses multi-phased pilot test to investigate and augment in-situ bioremediation of EDB in groundwater.


Regulatory Documents

Ground Water Quality Bureau Discharge Permit #1839 Issued Final

The NMED Ground Water Quality Bureau (GWQB) issued a final discharge permit discharges via Class V underground injection control (UIC) well(s). The permitted discharge is limited to treated effluent associated with the interim measure to treat EDB-impacted groundwater.

DP 1839, April 28, 2017

NMED and USAF Sign Agreement to Reimburse State for Regulatory Activities

The New Mexico Environment Department and U.S. Air Force have executed an agreement worth $750,000 to fund the continuing regulatory activities associated with clean-up of the jet fuel leak at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

Dec 2, 2015 MOA Document

Technical Reports and Papers

Technical Working Groups

Public Meeting and Field Trip Presentations & Handouts

Please see the “Public Outreach & Participation” page.


Additional archive documents can be found on the NMED Hazardous Waste Bureau’s KAFB permit webpage

Also see the Kirtland Air Force Base project website.


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