The Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports that diesel fuel levels more than double the limit for drinking water were found in the Navy’s ʻAiea Halawa Shaft Wednesday.
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Hawaiʻi lawmakers are calling on the Navy to decommission the Red Hill underground fuel tanks. A letter sent to the military signed by House members this week comes on the heels of Gov. David Ige’s order demanding the Navy suspend operations to reduce the risk to our aquifer. Speaker of the House Scott Saiki, and Reps. Linda Ichiyama and Aaron Johanson speak to The Conversation.
Year after year, proponents of a sugar tax push for legislation they believe will make for a healthier Hawaiʻi. Will 2022 be successful? The Conversation sat down to talk with Amanda Fernandes, Policy and Advocacy Director at Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute, and Dr. Lynn Fujimoto, President of the Hawaii Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
An estimated 3,200 Hawaiian Electric customers on Oʻahu, Maui and the Big Island are still without power as of 1 p.m. Wednesday. Big Island residents make up the bulk of that with 2,600 outages, the company said.
Hundreds of academic researchers are investigating important problems impacting communities across the state. But sometimes those researchers don’t engage the local community — and that’s a problem, says a group of university researchers who have published a guidebook on the topic. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi reports.
Tuesday marked the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year, military veterans return to Oʻahu to mark the occasion, but the passage of time means there are fewer people with firsthand memories. This year's commemoration could be the last time a large group of survivors is able to attend.
While the U.S. Navy temporarily halted operations at its Red Hill fuel storage facility last week after reports of contaminated water, Gov. David Ige and the Department of Health have ordered the Navy to further suspend operations and make plans to remove the fuel.
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