Navy Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility

Ashley Mizuo/HPR

The Hawaii Department of Health gathered public comments Monday on a proposal to require underground fuel storage tanks like those at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill facility to have a secondary containment system or be moved by 2045.

Ashley Mizuo

Members of the public packed Moanalua Middle School cafeteria last night, many calling for the Navy to move its Red Hill fuel tanks away from drinking water aquifers.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund / U.S. Navy

A Honolulu City Council committee passed a resolution asking regulators to reject a U.S. Navy proposal to upgrade a fuel storage facility, officials said.

Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shawn P. Eklund / U.S. Navy

The public will have two chances this week to hear about the U.S. Navy's proposed plans to upgrade underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility to satisfy an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health.

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January will mark five years since 27,000 gallons of fuel leaked out of a massive underground facility at Red Hill and we still don’t know where it all went.

There is concern in the community that the spill could migrate to an aquifer which supplies a portion of Honolulu’s drinking water. Members of the Senate’s Red Hill task force were set to meet Wednesday morning to talk about the condition of fuel tanks.


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The Environmental Protection Agency and the US Navy have reached a tentative deal about the Red Hill fuel storage facility. Early last year an estimated 27,000 gallons of jet fuel leaked from the tanks, igniting concerns about threats to drinking water.

Wayne Yoshioka

The Task Force developing a legislative report on the 27-thousand gallon fuel leak at the Navy’s Red Hill storage facility in January is revising its findings and recommendations again.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.