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The Conversation: Residents react to the Red Hill shutdown; Consumer Education Fair offers tools on keeping yourself safe from scams

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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