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The Conversation: Pentagon to shut down Red Hill facility; Wastewater monitoring for COVID stymied by privacy concerns

Red Hill water Well Shaft NOT FUEL LINE
Seaman Chris Thomas/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
AIEA, Hawaii (Jan. 14, 2022) - Pipes waiting for installation at the Red Hill Well Shaft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Thomas)
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Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
Savannah Harriman-Pote is the energy and climate change reporter.
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