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erienewsnow.com 11 Jan, 2022 21:15 am

Navy agrees to halt operations at a Hawaii fuel facility tied to tainted water after military families got sick - Erie News Now

Navy agrees to halt operations at a Hawaii fuel facility tied to tainted water after military families got sick - Erie News Now
By Chris Boyette and Holly Yan, CNN

By Chris Boyette and Holly Yan, CNN After a petroleum leak contaminated drinking water and sickened military families and children in Hawaii, the US Navy says it will follow an order from state health officials to halt operations at its Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.The fuel facility sits 100 feet above the Red Hill aquifer, which supplies drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and other parts of Hawaii." On November 28, the Navy shut down its Red Hill well after reports of people living on base suffering nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and skin-related problems.The health department also demanded the Navy install a drinking water treatment system at the Red Hill well; submit a plan to assess system integrity; and defuel the Red Hill underground storage tanks within 30 days of corrective action, Gov.

Monday's shutdown of the Red Hill fuel storage facility was confirmed by Capt.The Red Hill fuel facility, located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, supports US military operations from all branches of service in the Pacific, according to the Navy.

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