The U.S. Navy's plan to repair leaks at its Red Hill fuel storage facility on Oʻahu has been rejected by state and federal officials.
A letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaiʻi Department of Health found 11 inadequacies in the proposal. The Navy has been given 30 days to correct problems which range from including more monitoring wells to providing more details in the plan.
The fuel storage complex in Red Hill is located 100-feet above the groundwater aquifer that serves 600-thousand people.
The move has been applauded by environmental groups. Marti Townsend is the Executive Director of the Sierra Club of Hawai‘i.
A public hearing is being held on the Red Hill Storage Tanks is being held at on Thursday at 6pm at Moanalua Middle School.