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KAFB Bulk Fuels Facility – Jet Fuel Plume Remediation

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Kirtland Air Force Base Aviation Fuel Leak Cleanup Project Newsletter

Phase 1 RCRA Investigation Report (RFI) Has Been Published by the Air Force Sept. 21, 2018

Engineered Cleanup Technologies Achieve Major Milestones July 29, 2018


Technical Working Group Meeting Summaries:

Technical Working Group Summary Notes, Jan. 10. 2018 Download the PDF


Past Public Meetings and Field Trips Hosted by KAFB & NMED:

WHEN EVENT DETAILS DOCUMENTS
April 25, 2019

Public meeting and poster session hosted by USAF

        African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque 
        5:30 p.m. poster session, 6 p.m. public meeting

 

2018

 

 
Oct. 12, 2018

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Water Protection Advisory Board

 

July 12, 2018

Public meeting summary and evaluation

        5:30 p.m. poster session, 6 p.m. public meeting

March 22, 2018

Public meeting hosted by USAF

African American Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque

2017

 

 
Nov. 14, 2017

Public meeting and technical deep dive hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ
Technical Deep Dive Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), Dr. S. Garcia (AFCEC), R. Hobbs (Sundance Consulting), and C. Cheatwood (EA Engineering)
Project Update Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF) and D. Agnew (NMED)

 

Sept. 28, 2017

Public Meeting hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF) and D. Agnew (NMED)

March 11, 2017

Public Technical Workshop hosted by KAFB & NMED

Christ United Methodist Church, ABQ

 
March 9, 2017

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ –
Poster Session Presenters: KAFB, NMED, and USGS.
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), D. Agnew (NMED), Dr. Bodour (AFCEC).

2016

   
Nov. 10, 2016

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ –
Poster Session Presenters: KAFB and NMED.
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), D. McQuillan (NMED), D. Agnew (NMED); Dr. Bodour (AFCEC).

July 14, 2016

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ –
 Technical Deep Dive Presenter: J. Teo (CB&I)
Poster Session Presenters: KAFB and NMED
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), D. McQuillan (NMED), D. Agnew (NMED); Dr. Bodour (AFCEC).

April 23, 2016

Public Field Trip 

Tour of new groundwater treatment facility and treated water discharge points on base

April 19, 2016

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ
Poster Session Presenters: KAFB, NMED, USGS, & Highland High School
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), Dr. Bodour (AFCEC), D. McQuillan (NMED), & L. Mathai (Neptune)

2015

   
Nov. 17, 2015

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ –
Poster Session Presenters: NMED, AFCEC, CB&I, WUA
Presenters: K. Lynnes (USAF), D. McQuillan (NMED), D. Agnew (NMED), & Dr. Bodour (AFCEC).

Oct. 24, 2015 Field Trip Hosted by KAFB & NMED
Two-hour tour of project location on KAFB and will focus on work being done to remove contamination caused by a leak at the base bulk fuels facility. Two time options: 10am-12pm  or  12pm-2pm
July 23, 2015

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ – poster session given by NMED, AFCEC, CB&I, WUA; presentation given by D. McQuillan (NMED), Dr. Bodour (AFCEC), Dr. J. Sigda (Intera/WUA), & D. Agnew (CB&I)

April 18, 2015 Field Trip Hosted by KAFB, NMED, and other project partners
Various stops near and on KAFB regarding site geology and treatment system plans. Discussions and presentations led by NMED, AFCEC, USGS, and other project affiliates
March 13, 2015

Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED

African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ – poster session given by NMED, AFCEC, CB&I, WUA; presentation given by D. McQuillan (NMED), Dr. Bodour (AFCEC), & Dr. J. Sigda (Intera/WUA).

2014

   
Oct. 23, 2014 Public Meeting Hosted by KAFB & NMED
African American Performing Arts Center, ABQ – poster session given by NMED, AFCEC, CB&I, WUA; presentation given by D. McQuillan (NMED) & Dr. Bodour (AFCEC)
Oct. 21, 2014 Field Trip Hosted by KAFB, NMED, and other project partners
At various stops near KAFB – discussions and presentations led by D. McQuillan (NMED), USGS, and other project affiliates

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Presentations by NMED, KAFB and partners to community, professional, and other groups:

Please contact Public Information Officer Maddy Hayden at maddy.hayden@state.nm.us to request a presentation at your event. We welcome opportunities to share project updates, answer questions and address concerns.

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EVENT DETAILS

DOCUMENTS

March 21, 2018

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Governing Board – One Civic Plaza Government Center

November 9, 2017

AWWA/WEA Luncheon – Le Peep; NMED provided an update on the project

November 3, 2017

New Mexico Legislature, Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee – NMED and KAFB provided an update

September 25, 2017

Water and Energy in NM, Conversations on Our Common Futures – UNM Campus, Pearl Hall; guest lecture in the Fall lecture series

March 22, 2017

Water Utility Authority Governing Board – One Civic Plaza Government Center; project update to the board: K. Lynnes and D. Agnew

March 10, 2017

Water Protection Advisory Board – Bernalillo County Public Works Division; presentation to the board: Dr. Bodour and D. Agnew

January 10, 2017

Water Quality Control Commission – Chino Building, Santa Fe; presentation to the Water Quality Control Commission: K. Lynnes and D. McQuillan

2016

   
September 16, 2016 New Mexico Water Law Conference – Eldorado hotel, Santa Fe; presentation panel:  K. Lynnes, D. McQuillan, R. Shean, M. Leonard
August 30, 2016 Kirtland Partnership Committee, full membership meeting; D. Agnew and K. Lynnes presented
August 15, 2016 Rotary Club of Albuquerque Hotel Albuquerque;  D. Agnew and K. Lynnes presented
August 13, 2016 Community Conversation
Cesar Chavez Community Center  (flyer)
Hosted by City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, La Mesa Community Improvement Association, International District Healthy Communities Coalition, South San Pedro Neighborhood Association, and Sunflowers for Change.
 August 3, 2016  West Side Coalition of Neighborhood Associations
Taylor Ranch Community Center – KAFB & NMED invited to present information about project; K. Lynnes and D. Agnew presented
July 12, 2016 New Mexico Legislature, Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee:
KAFB, NMED, & City of Albuquerque provided project update
June 22, 2016 Water Utility Authority Governing Board: NMED Provided project update
May 26, 2016 International District Healthy Communities Coalition Meeting:  KAFB Provided project information – no presentation  No presentation given
April 13, 2016 New Mexico Tech Engineering Club: Presented undergraduate and graduate engineering students on the BFF site
April 8, 2016 New Mexico Geological Society Spring Meeting: Presented on site stratigraphy and migration of the EDB plume at the BFF site
February 24, 2016 Highland High School Advanced Placement Chemistry and Environmental Science Classes:
Worked with chemistry students to design lab experiments and presented results to April public meeting
February 10, 2016

District 6 Neighborhood Coalition Meeting
KAFB provided a project update – no presentation

 no presentation given
January 12, 2016

Kirtland Partnership Committee – Annual Meeting
Embassy Suites Hotel – KAFB update presented by K. Lynnes (USAF) & D. Agnew (NMED).

2015

   
November 12, 2015 West Side Coalition of Neighborhoods
Ladera Golf Course banquet room –  K. Lynnes, D. McQuillan, D. Agnew presented
October 15, 2015 NM Tech Earth Science Seminar – Guest lecture
October 15, 2015 WEA – Guest lecture WEA
October 14, 2015  UNM American Studies class -Guest Lecture
October 14, 2015 CNM Biology – Guest Lecture

September 26, 2015

ABQ International District Festival – Information Table by KAFB & NMED  no presentation given
September 4, 2015 UNM Geology – Guest Lecture
August 17, 2015

Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Legislative Committee
Update presented by D. McQuillan & Dr. Bodour

August 6, 2015

ABC Water Utility Authority Technical Customer Advisory Committee
ABQ Bernalillo County Government Center;  D.McQuillan presented

May 27, 2015

Bernalillo County District 3 Neighborhood Luncheon
McKinley Community Center – presentation by Sec. Flynn.

April 10, 2015

NM Society of Hazardous Materials Managers Meeting
Presentation on project update; D. McQuillan & Dr. Bodour

 
April 9, 2015

Elder Homestead Neighborhood Association Meeting
Project update and presentation and discussion; NMED & AFCEC

January 28, 2015 Water Utility Authority Governing Board Meeting
City/County Building – presentation given by K.Roberts and D.McQuillan (Sec. Flynn was not able to attend) on NMED’s Strategic Plan

2014

   
December 4, 2014 City of Albuquerque Environmental Planning Commission
Commission Chambers – NMED invited to give brief update on KAFB project (D. McQuillan presented)
November 5, 2014 West Side Coalition of Neighborhood Associations
Taylor Ranch Community Center – NMED, KAFB, and WUA invited to present information about project; presentation given by D. McQuillan (NMED) & Dr. Bodour (AFCEC)
September 22, 2014 Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee (interim legislative committee)
Science and Technology Park, UNM, ABQ – presentation by Sec. Flynn & Dennis McQuillan
September 17, 2014 Water Utility Authority Board meeting
Secretary Flynn gave a very brief presentation followed by a presentation by AFCEC
July 2, 2014 Water and Natural Resources Committee
Science and Technology Park, UNM, ABQ – presentation by Sec. Flynn