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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:42:02 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUEL: "Navy Agrees to Upgrade Red Hill [HI] Fuel Storage Tanks"
Navy Agrees to Upgrade Red Hill Fuel Storage Tanks
In January 2014, the tanks spilled 27,000 gallons of fuel, raising concerns about potential drinking water contamination.

By Anita Hofschneider
Honolulu CIvil Beat (HI)
June 1, 2015

The U.S. military plans to upgrade the Red Hill underground fuel storage tanks over the next 20 years as part of a new agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health.

The underground storage tanks, which can hold 250 million gallons of fuel, leaked 27,000 gallons in January 2014, raising concerns about potential contamination of Oahu’s water supply. The spill was the latest of dozens of leaks over 70 years.

“This agreement will ensure the safety of Oahu’s drinking water supply, while allowing the Red Hill tanks to remain in use as a resource for our national defense,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest, in a press release issued jointly by the EPA and DOH on Monday. “EPA and the Department of Health will remain vigilant during this long-term effort to protect the public health and Hawaii’s precious aquifers.”


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