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Military officials, local lawmakers on Red Hill and the Navy water system

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The Conversation tracks the latest reactions from military officials and local lawmakers as Hawaiʻi grapples with the contaminated Navy water system:

  • Gov. David Ige and Hawaiʻi’s congressional delegation call for for the suspension of operations at Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility
  • Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro addresses complaints from the community
  • Rear Adm. Blake Converse confirms the Navy has identified the source of the contamination
  • U.S. Rep. Ed Case criticizes the early handling of the crisis by both the Navy and the Department of Health
  • Lt. Gov. Josh Green proposes a plan to move the oil stored in Red Hill above ground. Green said Par Hawaii has the capacity to take some of the fuel — which the company confirmed. The governor’s office declined to comment. Green's office said a second company, Island Energy, also offered to help.

This segment aired on The Conversation at 11 a.m. on Dec. 6, 2021.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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