Safety measures for fuel tanks could take billions — and decades, Navy says
By William Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
March 19, 2018
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An underground gas storage tank dug into Red Hill to store gas for the military in case of war. The green color is from the fluorescent lights that illuminate the bottom of the silo. The least expensive method of double-walling the Red Hill fuel tanks could cost between $500 million and $2 billion, the Navy said in a newly released estimate.
“The Navy needs to put the funding in place that represents how significant they think these tanks are to their mission. If it’s that mission critical, then put the money up.”