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The Hawaii Department of Health gathered public comments Monday on a proposal to require underground fuel storage tanks like those at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill facility to have a secondary containment system or be moved by 2045.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund / U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy is now considering double-wall tanks for its fuel storage in Red Hill and says it will relocate the facility if that upgrade can't be done. 

Commander, Navy Installations Command

A public meeting is scheduled next month on the U.S. Navy's proposed upgrades to its Red Hill fuel facility while a separate gathering is planned later this year on rule changes that would toughen standards for underground storage tanks.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund / U.S. Navy

A Honolulu City Council committee passed a resolution asking regulators to reject a U.S. Navy proposal to upgrade a fuel storage facility, officials said.

Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Honolulu Board of Water Supply Issues

Draft Report Says Navy Must Double Line Red Hill Tanks

Nov 13, 2014
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Flickr / hihousedems

A draft report by the Red Hill Facility Task Force is urging the Navy to double line all of its underground fuel tanks in the next 10 years. But navy officials say that timeline is unreasonable. HPR’s Molly Solomon has the story.

Navy: 15 holes found in Red Hill fuel tank

Jun 23, 2014
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Flickr / hihousedems

More defects have been found in the Navy’s Red Hill fuel tank. They could be the source of a leak earlier this year that caused the release of 27,000 gallons of jet fuel.

Navy Finds 3 Small Holes in Red Hill Tank

Jun 12, 2014
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Flickr / hihousedems

It’s been five months since the Navy reported a possible leak of up to 27,000 gallons of jet fuel at their Red Hill facility. Now workers are saying three tiny holes have been found inside the tank…which officials say could be the source of the leak. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.