alibi.com
Alibi Bucks

 Aug 18 - 24, 2011 
PRINT | EMAIL |

Feature

Kirtland Air Force Base

Kirtland Air Force Base is a morass of frightening stuffnamely, nuclear weapons and a massive jet fuel hemorrhage. Although Air Force head honchos neither confirm nor deny numbers, an estimated 2,000 nuclear warheads lie in underground storage at the base. If the threat of a Duke City nuclear holocaust isn’t enough, there’s also Albuquerque’s version of the BP spill. Millions of gallons of Air Force jet fuel creep closer and closer to southeastern Albuquerque neighborhoods every day. The base says the fuel seepage originated during a ’50s era pipe leak. Although it hasn’t hit drinking water wells, it has reached the monitoring wells and is nearing reserve water sources. (EK)

Click for Interactive Danger Map!
Google Earth icon Map Icon
 
View desktop version