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Oil waste often poured into Halawa Stream

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2014

~~<p>Disposal pits for &quot;oily waste&quot; at the Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility were a repeated source of soil and stream water contamination between 1943 and 1987, Navy documents show.</p>
<p>Oily water was routinely dumped into nearby South Halawa Stream. Sometime after 1972 an &quot;improper valve operation&quot; led to a &quot;significant amount&quot; of sludge being discharged directly into the stream, and on at least two occasions oily waste was intentionally dumped into nearby koa bush.</p>
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Disposal pits for "oily waste" at the Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility were a repeated source of soil and stream water contamination between 1943 and 1987, Navy documents show.

Oily water was routinely dumped into nearby South Halawa Stream. Sometime after 1972 an "improper valve operation" led to a "significant amount" of sludge being discharged directly into the stream, and on at least two occasions oily waste was intentionally dumped into nearby koa bush. Login for more...



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