|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:39:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: "Navy Finds Tiny Holes in Red Hill [HI] Tank"|
Navy Finds Tiny Holes in Red Hill TankDespite their size, the defects could be responsible for a 27,000- gallon fuel spill.
By Sophie Cocke Honolulu Civil Beat (HI) June 12, 2014Five months after the U.S. Navy announced that one of the tanks at its Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility on Oahu may have leaked some 27,000 gallons of jet fuel, military officials say they may have discovered the source of the leak.
Inspectors found three small holes in the massive tank, according to a Navy press release issued Thursday. They aren't big enough to be visible to the naked eye, but were discovered during a tank examination that included "vacuum box testing," which indicates whether air can flow through the tank's wall.
"The small holes were located in prior welding repairs and may explain the reason for the fuel loss," Capt. Mike Williamson, chief engineer for Navy Region Hawaii, said in the press release. "We've got the right experts working meticulously to determine the full extent of the leak as the inspection continues."
... For the entire article, see http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/06/navy-finds-tiny-holes-in-red-hill-tank/ -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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