|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:34:54 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: U.S. Navy spills at Red Hill underground storage facility, Halawa (HI)|
BWS wants Navy to dig more Red Hill monitoring wells'I'm really disappointed to find out that these spills have been occurring in the past and no one knew about it,' said councilman Breene Harimoto
By Andrew Pereira KITV news (Honolulu, HI) April 23, 2014HONOLULU - Recent and past fuel spills from the U.S. Navy's Red Hill underground storage facility in Halawa are prompting the Board of Water Supply to request additional groundwater monitoring wells near the 70-year-old facility.
..."There need to be additional monitor wells, holes in the ground to the water table and ongoing testing on an ongoing basis to determine if they're picking up any petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants, either to the north or to the south of their facility," Ernest Lau, BWS manager and chief engineer, told members of the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.
In January the Navy said 27,000 gallons of JP-8 jet fuel had spilled from tank No. 5, one of 20 tanks at Red Hill that stand 250 feet tall and can hold 12.5 million gallons each of petroleum products. But during a legislative briefing last month, the Navy told state lawmakers as much as 1.2 million gallons of fuel may have spilled from Red Hill since construction ended in 1943. Although some of the spills were reported to the Hawaii Department of Health, they were largely kept out of the public eye.
... For the entire story, seehttp://www.kitv.com/news/bws-wants-navy-to-dig-more-red-hill- monitoring-wells/25633194
See alsohttp://www.kitv.com/news/epa-administrator-tours-red-hill-fuel-spill- site/25505864
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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