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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)


Innovative, risk-based plan for remediating jet fuel plume saves airline millions

$1 million+

gallons of jet fuel recovered and recycled

$5 million

saved in operations, maintenance, and monitoring costs

$300 million

saved in remediation costs


  • Haley & Aldrich helped a major airline overcome regulatory scrutiny and escalating costs as it remediated a two-million-gallon jet fuel plume.
  • We devised a risk-based closure plan that secured our client the confidence of regulators and LAX, while saving millions of dollars in operating costs.
  • By modifying the existing recovery system and advocating for natural attenuation instead of much more expensive enhanced recovery options, we saved the airline $300 million while also incorporating significant sustainability elements.

For more information, contact:

Joe Weidmann
Joe Weidmann

Technical Expert, Hydrogeology