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

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Seaman Chris Thomas/Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet
AIEA, Hawaii (Jan. 14, 2022) - Pipes waiting for installation at the Red Hill Well Shaft. The Interagency Drinking Water System Team is a joint initiative where the U.S. Navy is working closely with the Hawaii Department of Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army to restore safe drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam housing communities through sampling and flushing, and recover the Red Hill Well to protect the aquifer. For detailed information, go to: (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Christopher Thomas)
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