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  • AFCEC leverages technology to remediate, restore contaminated sites

    From taming "tower plumes" to conquering contaminants, the Air Force Civil Engineer Center has a long history of leveraging technology to remediate and restore contaminated sites across the United States.AFCEC, originally known as the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence when founded in 1991, serves as the Air Force's center for
  • Former Reese AFB: A BRAC Best Practice

    It was once called the "Tower Plume," a three-mile underground stretch of environmental contamination at the former Reese Air Force Base, near Lubbock, Texas. Decades of cleaning solvent use while repairing airplanes at the base resulted in groundwater contamination 1,000 times the allowable level. Original cleanup plans estimated it would take
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