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OSHA: ‘Disabled’ Red Hill Firefighting System Put Employees In Danger U.S. Pacific Fleet/2022

OSHA: ‘Disabled’ Red Hill Firefighting System Put Employees In Danger

The Navy said it turned off the automatic deployment of firefighting foam after a leak in the system.

Consultant: Fixing Red Hill’s Decrepit Infrastructure Could Take 2 Years Courtesy: U.S. Navy/2022

Consultant: Fixing Red Hill’s Decrepit Infrastructure Could Take 2 Years

Repairs are supposed to be completed before the safe removal of fuel from Red Hill can begin.

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 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 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.