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Human error, not aging Red Hill tanks, caused May fuel spill, Navy says

Human error, not aging Red Hill tanks, caused May fuel spill, Navy says

The U.S. Navy has concluded that a May 6 spill at its Red Hill underground fuel farm was due to a control room operator’s failure to follow correct procedures. Navy officials said Tuesday, after releasing the results of its investigation, that additional safeguards have been implemented at the facility and that “appropriate action” has been taken against the civilian employee who made the error.

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