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Bills To Shut Down Red Hill Fuel Facility Move Forward At Hawaii Legislature Courtesy: State Senate/2022

Bills To Shut Down Red Hill Fuel Facility Move Forward At Hawaii Legislature

As the federal government fights the state’s shutdown order in court, city and state lawmakers are making moves to close the facility through legislation.

Schatz Secures $100 Million To Defuel Red Hill Facility Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Schatz Secures $100 Million To Defuel Red Hill Facility

It’s the first round of federal funding for the removal of fuel at the World War II-era fuel farm.

Hawaii Health Officials Review Drinking Water Standards After Red Hill Fuel Crisis Courtesy: Hawaii DOH/2021

Hawaii Health Officials Review Drinking Water Standards After Red Hill Fuel Crisis

Five years ago, the state health department increased the acceptable level of diesel in drinking water. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says that was a mistake.

US Government Sues Hawaii Over Order To Defuel Red Hill Facility Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

US Government Sues Hawaii Over Order To Defuel Red Hill Facility

The decision to take the state to court sets up a possible showdown over the World War II-era fuel tank farm that is at the center of a water contamination crisis.

Navy Water Contamination Crisis Highlights Flaws In Early Warning System U.S. Army/2021

Navy Water Contamination Crisis Highlights Flaws In Early Warning System

Water testing was supposed to detect a disaster before it hit people’s faucets. But thousands of military families in Hawaii never got a warning.

Military Will Fight Hawaii Order To Drain The Red Hill Fuel Facility After All Department of Defense/2021

Military Will Fight Hawaii Order To Drain The Red Hill Fuel Facility After All

Hawaii officials said they were “very disappointed” by the decision.

Plan To Dump Treated Water Into Halawa Stream Is Safe, DOH Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Plan To Dump Treated Water Into Halawa Stream Is Safe, DOH Says

DOH says the pumping and filtration plan will help prevent the contamination from spreading further in the aquifer.

Water From Contaminated Red Hill Well Will Be Treated, Discharged Into Halawa Stream U.S. Navy/2022

Water From Contaminated Red Hill Well Will Be Treated, Discharged Into Halawa Stream

As the Navy works to clean up the mess, pressure is building to shut down the Red Hill facility permanently.

Community Concerned Navy’s Defueling Of Red Hill Isn’t Happening Fast Enough Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Community Concerned Navy’s Defueling Of Red Hill Isn’t Happening Fast Enough

Some city and state lawmakers are not counting on the health department order to protect Oahu’s drinking water.

Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii Governor Says He’s Not Ready To Permanently Close Red Hill

The governor wants to see proof the Navy can operate the fuel tanks safely but says he’ll consider issuing the facility a new permit.