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COURTESY U.S. NAVY / 2019
                                The contamination of the Navy’s drinking water system with jet fuel has spurred public opposition to continued operation of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Above, Navy officials tour a tank at the facility in 2019.
Navy faces mounting pressure on Red Hill in the new year

The Navy has been scrambling to contain the political and regulatory fallout from its water contamination crisis since confirming that jet fuel had polluted its Red Hill drinking water shaft in late November. Read more

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                                Rear Adm. Blake Converse spoke during a news conference on Dec. 6 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. He spoke Wednesday with lawmakers during a joint briefing before the Senate Committee on Health and the House Committee on Health, Human Services and Homelessness.
Navy says its water could be cleaned by end of January

Top Navy officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that they should be finished flushing their water distribution system by the end of January and that some military families who were displaced by petroleum contamination in their tap water could begin moving home as soon as late next week. Read more


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