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Hawaii’s Congressional Leaders Back Off Missile Defense System Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii’s Congressional Leaders Back Off Missile Defense System

The project received criticism from both the military and residents, but Hawaii’s federal delegation kept advocating for it – until now.

Navy Region Hawaii Commander Leaving Post Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2021

Navy Region Hawaii Commander Leaving Post

His exit is unrelated to the Red Hill fuel disaster, the Navy said.

Is It Time For Hawaii To Renegotiate Its Relationship With The Military? Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Is It Time For Hawaii To Renegotiate Its Relationship With The Military?

The Red Hill water contamination crisis has prompted outrage, even among those who have traditionally supported the military.

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe Courtesy: Navy/2022

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe

Meanwhile, new contamination maps released by the health department raise new and troubling questions.

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis Naval Supply Systems Command/2019

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis

U.S. Navy fuel operations in and around Pearl Harbor were found out of compliance with environmental protection rules in 2019. 

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders

It’s been a year since a major leak at the Red Hill fuel facility, and the fuel is still sitting in tanks 100 feet above a major drinking water source.

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

Seventeen people were hospitalized, children experienced seizures and pets died, federal health officials found.

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing

Levels of diesel and oil are getting lower in the aquifer below the Navy’s fuel storage facility, the health department said.

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home

The Navy said there are no indications of “system-wide impacts.”

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe Courtesy: Navy/2022

Some Military Families Still Don’t Trust Their Water. The Navy Says It’s Safe

Meanwhile, new contamination maps released by the health department raise new and troubling questions.

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis Naval Supply Systems Command/2019

Navy Inspectors Found Problems With Hawaii Fuel Operations Before Contamination Crisis

U.S. Navy fuel operations in and around Pearl Harbor were found out of compliance with environmental protection rules in 2019. 

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Plan To Permanently Close Red Hill Is Due In November, DOH Orders

It’s been a year since a major leak at the Red Hill fuel facility, and the fuel is still sitting in tanks 100 feet above a major drinking water source.

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

Seventeen people were hospitalized, children experienced seizures and pets died, federal health officials found.

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

DOH: Red Hill Fuel Contamination Levels Are Decreasing

Levels of diesel and oil are getting lower in the aquifer below the Navy’s fuel storage facility, the health department said.

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

More Lead Detected In Water Of Pearl Harbor Schools, Home

The Navy said there are no indications of “system-wide impacts.”

Hawaii Approves New Monitoring Wells To Track Red Hill Fuel Pollution Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

Hawaii Approves New Monitoring Wells To Track Red Hill Fuel Pollution

Experts don’t know where the contamination may be moving. New detection wells could help.

Where Is The Red Hill Contamination Moving? Experts Are ‘Working Blind’ Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

Where Is The Red Hill Contamination Moving? Experts Are ‘Working Blind’

The contamination crisis exposed how little regulators know about how groundwater – and fuel pollution – flow under the Red Hill facility.

Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Biden Wants To Spend $892 Million To Protect Guam From China’s Missiles

The expansion of missile defense on Guam is part of several military projects planned or in progress for the Marianas archipelago.