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Millions of gallons of water to be filtered and flushed from contaminated Red Hill well

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Navy Lt. Cmdr. Travis Myers spoke during Friday’s tour. Behind him are the pumps that will draw water to the filtration system before being released into Halawa Stream.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Navy Lt. Cmdr. Travis Myers spoke during Friday’s tour. Behind him are the pumps that will draw water to the filtration system before being released into Halawa Stream.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The Navy held a media tour Friday of its Red Hill facility in Halawa. Pictured is a view down into the Red Hill well.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Navy held a media tour Friday of its Red Hill facility in Halawa. Pictured is a view down into the Red Hill well.

The Navy has placed eight massive granular activated- carbon tanks — or GACs — next to the Red Hill well. Altogether the system is capable of filtering and discharging 5 million gallons of water a day. Read more

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