Announcement: Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Forum

Come and hear the truth about the status of the toxic spill and what you can do to get involved


Where: First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, 3701 Carlisle NE, Memorial Hall
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014 11 a.m.-12 noon

Presenters: Dave McCoy, Executive Director of Citizen Action NM
                 Beverly Burris, Ph.D.

Jet fuel at Kirtland Air Force Base leaked from an underground pipe for decades in the late 20th century, contaminating the ground and eventually our aquifer with an estimated 24 million gallons of extremely toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. Currently the plume of dissolved chemicals is over a mile long and half a mile wide and is estimated to
be less than ¾ mile from the Ridgecrest drinking wells, which are the most productive and purest wells in the entire aquifer.

Although Kirtland has known about the spill for over 20 years, to date no EDB has been removed from the aquifer. If (or when) the drinking wells become contaminated with EDB and have to be shut down, Albuquerque will experience a serious water crisis. Come and find out more about the spill, what can be done to remediate and clean up the mess, and what you
can do to protect Albuquerque’s drinking water. The future of our city depends on it.

Dave McCoy is an environmental attorney who has been the Executive
Director of Citizen Action NM since 2006. He has led important legal
victories to protect the environment in other states and is now working
to achieve remediation of the Kirtland spill and other threats to the
environment in New Mexico.

Beverly Burris, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at UNM. She
has written widely about the Kirtland spill in order to promote citizen
activism on this important issue.

For background information about the spill, see here.

For additional information, call 884-1801

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