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Additional $150M in federal money secured for Red Hill shutdown

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U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has secured an additional $150 million in new federal funding to cover the cost to defuel and permanently closed the Red Hill bulk fuel storage facility.

The money will also be used to clean up contaminated water in the affected areas. Shots worked closely with top leaders in the Biden administration and the Senate Appropriations Committee to include his funding provision in the new appropriations bill.

“This is new federal money to defuel and permanently shut down Red Hill,” Schatz said in a statement. “We still have more work to do to make sure Red Hill is closed safely, but we now have significant resources to drain the tanks and get this right.”

The funding follows the $100 million dollars shots secured last month for defueling the Red Hill facility.

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