The company will conduct one of several investigations into the facility that leaked fuel into military families’ drinking water.
The Navy continues to flush petroleum-tainted water from homes and neighborhoods, with most residents expected to be able to return starting later this month.
Navy officials didn’t know about the pipeline until someone reviewed the facility’s schematics from 1941, lawmakers who took a tour said they were told.
Employees at Red Hill filed complaints about safety hazards before the leaks in 2021, a Navy official said.
The largely symbolic resolution lends the county’s support to the state Department of Health’s directive to suspend operations.
The Marine Corps expressed confidence that Manana residents were not receiving the same fuel-laced water their neighbors on the other side of Pearl Harbor were drinking.
It’s a significant shift. Just a few months ago, Sen. Mazie Hirono and Rep. Ed Case were not in favor of shutting down Red Hill.
Left-wing activists from across the world are supporting calls to close the Navy’s troubled fuel facility.
The DOH rejected arguments by the Navy that the state lacks the power to shut down Red Hill.