Red Hill fuel leak

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January will mark five years since 27,000 gallons of fuel leaked out of a massive underground facility at Red Hill and we still don’t know where it all went.

There is concern in the community that the spill could migrate to an aquifer which supplies a portion of Honolulu’s drinking water. Members of the Senate’s Red Hill task force were set to meet Wednesday morning to talk about the condition of fuel tanks.

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Wikipedia Commons

The Environmental Protection Agency and the US Navy have reached a tentative deal about the Red Hill fuel storage facility. Early last year an estimated 27,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from the tanks, igniting concerns about threats to drinking water.

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 Updates Lawmakers on Red Hill Fuel Leak

Mar 10, 2014
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Flickr / hihousedems

It’s been almost 2 months since a fuel tank sprang a leak at the Navy’s Red Hill facility, resulting in the release of 27,000 gallons of jet fuel. Water samples collected from the area show the water is safe to drink, but it’s still not clear how the leak started and what the long term impacts might be. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.