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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.

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