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abqmufc Donating Member (590 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 10:40 PM
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8 million gallons of jet fuel in Albuquerque's water...Kirkland Air Force Base
Just insane to realize its not only in the Gulf, it is in your drinking water. And they want me to swallow the pill or uranium mining and processing down the road? There really is no hope.

Kirtland Air Force fuel leak in Exxon Valdez oil spill category
By Marjorie Childress 5/5/10 9:22 AM Digg Tweet

"The jet fuel leak that has been slowly creeping off Kirtland Airforce Base, and contaminating Albuquerques water supply while its at it, is massive. So massive that its in the Exxon Valdez oil spill category, said Albuquerque Journal science writer John Fleck yesterday in a column. And state officials think its a very serious problem.

The numbers are in dispute, Fleck noted, with the air force claiming the spill is between one and two million gallons, but the state environment department claiming its an eight-million gallon spill. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil in Alaskas Prince Williams Sound in 1989."

http://newmexicoindependent.com/53341/kirtland-air-forc...
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 11:10 PM
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1. That's hard to believe
Kerosene that can travel uphill. More likely, it is contaminating Los Lunes' and Belen's and the South Valley's water supply.
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