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The Conversation: Navy responds to Red Hill uproar; Advocates push for a sugar tax

Navy Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility
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(Jan. 26, 2018) A tunnel inside of the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility. (U.S. Navy Photo/Released)
  • Gov. David Ige and Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation call for for the suspension of operations at Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro addresses complaints from the community, Rear Adm. Blake Converse confirms the Navy has identified the source of the contamination, U.S. Rep. Ed Case criticizes the early handling of the crisis by both the Navy and the Department of Health, and Lt. Gov. Josh Green proposes a plan to move the oil stored in Red Hill above ground | Full Segment
  • Honolulu Civil Beat reporter Christina Jedra says the delay in confirming petroleum-laced water has raised calls for a local testing site | Full Article
  • HPR reporter Casey Harlow speaks with veterans ahead of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor | Full Article
  • Amanda Fernandes, Policy and Advocacy Director at Hawai`i Public Health Institute, and Dr. Lynn Fujimoto, President of the Hawaii Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that it's time for a sugar tax in Hawaiʻi | Full Segment
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