New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Kirtland Air Force Base fuel leak cleanup

Tanks pictureFull-Scale treatment system GAC filter tanks
(January 2017)
core samplesCollecting core samples
(September 2015)

Drilling monitoring well KAFB-106MW1

  (January 2017)

Pump & Treat System


  601.5 million gallons
Water Treated

113 grams
EDB Removed

As of  03/25/19


Latest project activities:

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Project pages

About the project

  • Site timeline
  • Project schedule
  • Project activities
  • Remediation strategies
  • Site characterization
  • Project partners


  • Info sheets
  • Project workplans
  • Annual Strategic Plans


NMED contact:

Maddy Hayden
Public Information Officer

  • In-situ biodegradation pilot test report issued: KAFB in-situ biodegradation report April 2019
  • March 15, 2019: Vadose zone coring and well installation complete, including nine nested groundwater wells and two nested vapor wells
  • Installation of bioventing pilot test ongoing, expected to begin in October 2019                                             

> Project Activities Archives page (for earlier news & activities)

Upcoming public outreach opportunities

July 25, 2019: Open house hosted by the Air Force
5-7 p.m.
Groundwater Treat System Facility at Kirtland Air Force Base
Contact Kirtland Public Affairs for more information: 505-846-5991,

> Public Outreach page  (for additional events, past events, handouts, & presentations)