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How Hawaii Activists Helped Force The Military’s Hand On Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

How Hawaii Activists Helped Force The Military’s Hand On Red Hill

The Pentagon reversed years of opposition to closing the fuel storage facility near Pearl Harbor amid political pressure from the community.

Honolulu Water Customers Asked To Reduce Water Usage Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Honolulu Water Customers Asked To Reduce Water Usage

BWS is asking residents, businesses and government agencies to only use the water they need.

Hawaii Senators Secure Millions For Red Hill Defueling, Mitigation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Senators Secure Millions For Red Hill Defueling, Mitigation

The funding will support water monitoring, filtration, restoration efforts and relief for residents, Hirono’s office said.

Half The Areas Impacted By Fuel Contamination Are Now Deemed Safe Hawaii Department of Health/2022

Half The Areas Impacted By Fuel Contamination Are Now Deemed Safe

Residents who get the all-clear will have to leave their hotel rooms and return home.

Pentagon To Close Red Hill Fuel Facility Permanently Amid Contamination Crisis U.S. Navy/2021

Pentagon To Close Red Hill Fuel Facility Permanently Amid Contamination Crisis

The announcement marks the end of the military’s fight to keep open a WWII-era fuel facility that has threatened Oahu’s drinking water for years.

DOH Says Water Safe To Drink In Four More Military Neighborhoods Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

DOH Says Water Safe To Drink In Four More Military Neighborhoods

Initial reports of possible carcinogen BCCE in several samples taken from the zones were false positives, the DOH says.

DOH Declares Water Is Safe At Ford Island, Hale Moku And Manana Hawaii Department of Health

DOH Declares Water Is Safe At Ford Island, Hale Moku And Manana

There are still 11 zones under the health department’s “do not drink” advisory.

Probable Carcinogen Was Erroneously Detected In Water Samples, Navy Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Probable Carcinogen Was Erroneously Detected In Water Samples, Navy Says

The Navy says that detections of BCEE are not a threat to the drinking water. Most areas surrounding Pearl Harbor are still advised not to drink it though.

Navy Already In Violation Of Red Hill Emergency Order, DOH Says U.S. Navy/2022

Navy Already In Violation Of Red Hill Emergency Order, DOH Says

The Navy has too much influence over its own supposedly independent contractor, according to DOH.

Navy Finds High Levels Of Petroleum, Lead, Other Compounds In Tap Water Courtesy: DOH/2021

Navy Finds High Levels Of Petroleum, Lead, Other Compounds In Tap Water

Most Pearl Harbor-area neighborhoods are still advised not to drink the water.