|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 1 Nov 2015 01:45:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUEL: "Red Hill [HI] fuel spill poses threat to water supply"|
Red Hill fuel spill poses threat to water supply, officials conclude By Rick Daysog Hawaii News Now October 31, 2015 HALAWA, OAHU - Nearly two years ago, when one of the Navy's Red Hill fuel tank leaked 27,000 gallons of jet fuel, officials were quick to conclude that the spill did not reach the area's water source. "I have high degree of confidence that petroleum products from this incident have not migrated from the Red Hill tank facility towards the Red Hill well aquifer," Capt. Mike Williamson said in January 2014. But on Friday, the head of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply said the contamination did in fact hit the aquifer and that readings from monitoring wells had spiked in April. Ernie Lau, the board's manager and chief engineer, said that in April the monitoring well closest to the leaking tank detected fuel contamination levels higher than those recorded in January 2014 when the leak occurred. … For the entire article, see http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/30399540/red-hill-water-contamination -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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