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Navy begins to assess secondary containment for fuel at Red Hill facility in Hawaii

Navy begins to assess secondary containment for fuel at Red Hill facility in Hawaii
The Navy says it continues "to firmly believe" that its repair proposal keeping single-wall tanks at the Red Hill fuel farm in Hawaii "provides a safe and effective approach" for ongoing operation of the facility.

Navy begins to assess secondary containment for fuel at Red Hill facility in Hawaii In a Jan.Smith, commander, Navy Installations Command, to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility near Pearl Harbor.NAVY HONOLULU (Tribune News Service) — After regulators rejected key parts of a plan to improve the Red Hill fuel farm, the Navy responded that it continues "to firmly believe" that its repair proposal keeping single-wall tanks "provides a safe and effective approach" for ongoing operation of the facility, which was completed in World War II.Additionally, the Navy said it submitted a "justification supporting a funding request" for a $56 million water treatment facility to protect the Red Hill Shaft drinking water source below the fuel farm in what it calls the "unlikely scenario" of a significant fuel spill.

9 million grant to the University of Hawaii Applied Research Lab to design and test enhancements to the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility's prevention, detection and mitigation system.In its "tank upgrade alternatives "decision document from September 2019, the Navy said it would implement "double-wall equivalency secondary containment" —or remove fuel from Red Hill in approximately the 2045 time frame.

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