The Red Hill fuel leak — estimated at 27,000 gallons — may be closer to 40,000 gallons according to a new report by KITV.

The underground storage tanks at Red Hill, which can hold 250 million gallons of fuel, spilled 27,000 gallons in January 2014, raising concerns about potential contamination of Oahu’s water supply.

KITV reported Wednesday that documentation provided by a whistleblower estimated the leak to be far worse: 39,312 gallons of JP-8 jet fuel.

But the Navy is denying that account and sticking with the previously reported number of 27,342 gallons.

Click here to read the full report by our media partner, KITV.

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Security fence at Red Hill Underground Fuel Facility. 1.29.14 ©PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Security fence at Red Hill Underground Fuel Facility.

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