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New Mexico releases plan for contaminated Phillips 66 site

August 8, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environment officials are reviewing a plan that details options for investigating contaminated groundwater at an industrial site on the edge of Albuquerque.

The state Environment Department on Wednesday made public the plan for the Phillips 66 fuel facility.

Officials say groundwater collected from monitoring wells at the site contains contaminants that are typically associated with fuel releases — such as ethylene dibromide and benzene.

Two distinct plumes of contamination have been documented at the site. Both are less than an acre in size.

Officials say no drinking water sources have been impacted.

If the Stage I abatement plan is approved, another plan outlining cleanup strategies to remediate the contamination will be required.

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