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Fire code violation contributed to Red Hill fuel leak, report finds

  • COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                                In November a Red Hill worker inadvertently crashed a passenger cart of a train into a fire suppression line, cracking a PVC valve, which resulted in a fuel leak and water contamination. Military officials toured the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in December.

    COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

    In November a Red Hill worker inadvertently crashed a passenger cart of a train into a fire suppression line, cracking a PVC valve, which resulted in a fuel leak and water contamination. Military officials toured the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in December.

  • GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii Sierra Club Director Wayne Tanaka discussed Red Hill during a press conference in front of the Board of Water Supply on Nov. 24.

    GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii Sierra Club Director Wayne Tanaka discussed Red Hill during a press conference in front of the Board of Water Supply on Nov. 24.

Navy officials and their contractors violated the Department of Defense’s fire code when they installed PVC piping instead of steel throughout a new fire suppression system at Red Hill. Read more

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