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Red Hill’s troubled past casts a shadow on Navy operations

  • U.S. NAVY PHOTO / JULY 2020
                                The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility supplies fuel for the nation’s military operations in the Pacific. Pictured here is the pump room.

    U.S. NAVY PHOTO / JULY 2020

    The Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility supplies fuel for the nation’s military operations in the Pacific. Pictured here is the pump room.

  • U.S. NAVY PHOTO / JULY 2020
                                The Navy said last week it had temporarily halted the use of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility’s pipe system following the contamination of its water system. Above, a Navy fuels director walked a portion of the 7 miles of tunnels in the underground facility in 2020.

    U.S. NAVY PHOTO / JULY 2020

    The Navy said last week it had temporarily halted the use of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility’s pipe system following the contamination of its water system. Above, a Navy fuels director walked a portion of the 7 miles of tunnels in the underground facility in 2020.

The subterranean Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility suspected of contaminating a vital source of drinking water on Oahu can hold up to 250 million gallons of fuel for military ships and aircraft in its 20 massive tanks. Read more

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