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Fearing Contamination, Honolulu Has Slowed Pumping At A Well Near Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Fearing Contamination, Honolulu Has Slowed Pumping At A Well Near Red Hill

Civilian water customers get their water from the same aquifer as the military families who have complained of contaminated water. 

Petroleum Detected In Water Sample From Red Hill Elementary School, State Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Petroleum Detected In Water Sample From Red Hill Elementary School, State Says

It’s still unclear what kind of petroleum was present and where it came from.

US Pacific Fleet Launches Investigations Into Two Red Hill Fuel Facility Spills U.S. Navy photo

US Pacific Fleet Launches Investigations Into Two Red Hill Fuel Facility Spills

The Navy is investigating whether a 14,000-gallon fuel and water leak on Nov. 20 is related to a 1,600-gallon fuel release in May.

State Tells Pearl Harbor Navy Families Not To Drink Or Use Tap Water Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

State Tells Pearl Harbor Navy Families Not To Drink Or Use Tap Water

UPDATED: DOH advised residents not to use the water near Pearl Harbor after area families said they’re being sickened by possible water contamination.

Navy Investigating Spill Of 14,000 Gallons Of Fuel And Water At Red Hill U.S. Navy

Navy Investigating Spill Of 14,000 Gallons Of Fuel And Water At Red Hill

There was no indication of a threat to the environment, and drinking water in the area remains potable, the Navy said.

Whistleblower Says The Navy Gave False Testimony About Red Hill Fuel Facility U.S. Navy

Whistleblower Says The Navy Gave False Testimony About Red Hill Fuel Facility

A naval officer told the state health department that there are corrosion issues, including “holes in tanks,” that are being hidden from regulators.

Congressional Delegation Calls For Investigation Into Red Hill Pipeline Leak At Pearl Harbor U.S. Navy photo

Congressional Delegation Calls For Investigation Into Red Hill Pipeline Leak At Pearl Harbor

Hawaii’s senators and congressmen are turning up the heat on the Navy after military officials waited months to report evidence of a pipeline leak to state regulators.

Congressional Delegation ‘Troubled’ By Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Leaks And Wants Answers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Congressional Delegation ‘Troubled’ By Navy’s Red Hill Fuel Leaks And Wants Answers

The federal lawmakers’ letter comes as some constituents call for the shutdown of the Navy’s underground fuel facility.

Citizen Group Announces Intention To Sue Navy Over Red Hill Tanks U.S. Navy

Citizen Group Announces Intention To Sue Navy Over Red Hill Tanks

The Navy says it plans to install “secondary containment” in its tanks or defuel them by 2045. Local activists are saying that’s not fast enough.

Navy On The Defensive As Criticism Of Red Hill Fuel Facility Intensifies U.S. Navy photo

Navy On The Defensive As Criticism Of Red Hill Fuel Facility Intensifies

Residents and regulators are worried that the Navy’s fuel storage facility could leak into a major Oahu aquifer. Despite a string of mishaps, the Navy says it can operate safely.