Wed. Dec 11th, 2019

New Mexico Officials need $1.2 million dollars for contamination study

SANTA FE (KSMX)- New Mexico’s Environment Department needs $1.2 million to study plumes of toxic chemicals seeping into groundwater from two U.S. Air Force bases, a state official said.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Agency Secretary James Kenney said he will request the money from state lawmakers to investigate and learn more about how to contain the contamination from Holloman and Cannon air bases.

“We know who caused it, and they’re unwilling to take responsibility for it even to identify where it is and isn’t,” Kenney said. “The state is having to take that on now.”