Tests from Red Hill water show no petroleum but some samples damaged in transit, Health Department says
The Hawai‘i Department of Health sent two sets of water samples from the Navy water system and did not find a clear link to petroleum. But some samples were damaged in transit and could not be tested.
The Hawaiʻi congressional delegation is urging Gov. David Ige to request an emergency declaration from President Joe Biden due to the Navy's contaminated water system near Pearl Harbor.
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply says its water does not have petroleum products. But as a precaution, the BWS shut down the Halawa well — its largest water source on Oʻahu, supplying about 20% of the water for Urban Honolulu.
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Military families living near Pearl Harbor have complained for days of stomach pain, nausea and other health ailments after the Navy's water system became contaminated by petroleum. The issues may threaten one of Honolulu’s most important aquifers and water sources. The Navy says tests identified petroleum in a well that taps into an aquifer near the base.
Lawmakers representing areas near the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam highlighted relief plans to help families dealing with tainted water. Hundreds of military housing residents and area schools have reported fuel-like or chemical odors coming from the Navy water distribution system.
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