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Move quickly to find source of fuel leaks


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 27, 2014

~~<p>The state Department of Health is correct to raise the alarm about the risk to Oahu's drinking supply from the U.S. Navy's Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility, which sits a mere 100 feet above the groundwater aquifer and has leaked repeatedly in the past.</p>
<p>The Navy must work more quickly to address rising concerns aired by the Health Department, the Board of Water Supply and a City Council committee that collectively represent the interests of anyone who consumes tap water from Halawa to Hawaii Kai, the broad region served by water wells within easy tainting distance of the fuel-storage facility.</p>
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The state Department of Health is correct to raise the alarm about the risk to Oahu's drinking supply from the U.S. Navy's Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility, which sits a mere 100 feet above the groundwater aquifer and has leaked repeatedly in the past.

The Navy must work more quickly to address rising concerns aired by the Health Department, the Board of Water Supply and a City Council committee that collectively represent the interests of anyone who consumes tap water from Halawa to Hawaii Kai, the broad region served by water wells within easy tainting distance of the fuel-storage facility. Login for more...



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