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Red Hill fuel tanks need swift remedy

  • COURTESY U.S. NAVY / 2014

    A close-up of the wet spot in the concrete below Tank 5 at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility. Since the 2014 leak, the Navy has stepped up testing of drinking and groundwater and added monitoring wells.

The very existence of the Red Hill tanks was a state secret until the early 1990s, when the facility was declassified. Now, with its strengths and flaws under glare of public scrutiny, it’s time to finalize a plan of action for the site’s future and promptly get the job done. Read more

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