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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.

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve

Despite calls to use 10% less water, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply says it hasn’t seen a significant drop in usage.

Feds Agree To Stop Fighting Order To Drain Red Hill Courtesy: Navy/2022

Feds Agree To Stop Fighting Order To Drain Red Hill

The federal government is submitting to the state’s environmental oversight authority, an Earthjustice attorney said.

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.

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.

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Green Lawns And Pools: Honolulu’s Biggest Water Users Struggle To Conserve

Despite calls to use 10% less water, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply says it hasn’t seen a significant drop in usage.

Feds Agree To Stop Fighting Order To Drain Red Hill Courtesy: Navy/2022

Feds Agree To Stop Fighting Order To Drain Red Hill

The federal government is submitting to the state’s environmental oversight authority, an Earthjustice attorney said.

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.

Navy Captain Fired After Latest Red Hill Fuel Leak Screenshot: Fuel Tank Advisory Committee

Navy Captain Fired After Latest Red Hill Fuel Leak

The Navy admiral who relieved the captain touted “accountability for safety” in a staff email on Monday.

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.

Turn Red Hill Into A Pumped Storage Hydro Facility Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Turn Red Hill Into A Pumped Storage Hydro Facility

It’s a technology that has been in use for over 100 years.