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May 31, 2022

 

Hawaii Public Radio

Red Hill fuel tanks need repairs before draining, Navy contractor report says

https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/local-news/2022-05-31/red-hill-fuel-tanks-need-repairs-before-draining-navy-military

May 27, 2022

 

Civil Beat
Consultant: Fixing Red Hill’s Decrepit Infrastructure Could Take 2 Years

https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/05/consultant-fixing-red-hills-decrepit-infrastructure-could-take-2-years/

KHON

Contractors say critical repairs needed to safely defuel Red Hill (Report released)

https://www.khon2.com/local-news/contractors-say-critical-repairs-needed-to-safely-defuel-red-hill/

DOH - (Independent contractors assessment on facility operations delivered to Navy April 29, 2022)

Final Assessment Report Assessment of Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

https://health.hawaii.gov/about/files/2022/05/SGH-Red-Hill-Final-Assessment-Redacted.pdf

May 18, 2022

 

KITV

Commission on Water Resource Management addresses Navy over pumping issue

https://youtu.be/siIgCqYzLDw

 

May 14, 2022

 

KITV

New data released on Red Hill fuel contamination

https://youtu.be/ph1M3D5YjHk

May 13, 2022

DOH

Fuel Tank Advisory Committee Meeting

https://health.hawaii.gov/ust/submenu/fuel-tank-advisory-committee-meeting-13-may-2022/

May 10, 2022

 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Investigations into Red Hill water crisis drag on

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/05/10/hawaii-news/investigations-into-red-hill-water-crisis-drag-on/

May 9, 2022

 

KHON

DOH: Navy waives right to contested case hearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmRIIZNDTZM

 

DOH

Navy Waives Right To Contest Doh Red Hill Emergency Order

“The Navy must provide DOH with its independent contractor’s assessment on facility operations by May 13, a plan and implementation schedule to defuel by June 30, and a plan for closure of the facility by November 1.”

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/navy-waives-right-to-contest-doh-red-hill-emergency-order/

May 6, 2022

 

KITV

100+ families file health claims against the Navy for Red Hill Facility water contamination

https://youtu.be/lSQbdGa2I6w

DOH

New Red Hill Emergency Order Sets Expectations For Safe Defueling And Closure Of Red Hill

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/new-red-hill-emergency-order-sets-expectations-for-safe-defueling-and-closure-of-red-hill/

May 5, 2022

 

Civil Beat

Red Hill Water Contamination Sickened Some 2,000 People, Survey Finds

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/red-hill-water-contamination-sickened-some-2000-people-survey-finds

May 4, 2022

 

DOH

DOH Red Hill Status Report #2

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/doh-red-hill-status-report-1/

April 30, 2022

Common Dreams

It's Taking Nine Years to Replace Underground Jet Fuel Tanks in Washington State—Red Hill Can't Wait That Long: Citizen pressure is critical to keep DOD's feet to the fire to defuel the Red Hill tanks before another catastrophic fuel leak occurs here on O'ahu.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/04/30/its-taking-nine-years-replace-underground-jet-fuel-tanks-washington-state-red-hill

April 27, 2022

 

VICE News

How Military Jet Fuel Leaked Into Hawaii's Drinking Water

https://youtu.be/AuDsana5wvQ

April 22, 2022

 

Civil Beat

Feds Agree To Stop Fighting Order To Drain Red Hill

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/feds-agree-to-stop-fighting-order-to-drain-red-hill/

April 21, 2022

 

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

Joint Base Water Update

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/Portals/52/Downloads/JBPHH-Water-Updates/2022-04-21-update-transcript.pdf?ver=kV35KKWqTrvUhMBxL3Ud9g%3d%3d

April 20, 2022

 

DOH

DOH Red Hill Status Report #1

As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment for all people in Hawai‘i, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility. 

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/doh-red-hill-status-report-1/

April 13, 2022

 

Civil Beat

Red Hill Crisis Underscores Water Insecurity In Hawaii

https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/04/red-hill-crisis-underscores-water-insecurity-in-hawaii/

April 12, 2022

Civil Beat

Survey: Protecting Drinking Water Is Top Priority For Honolulu Residents

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/survey-protecting-drinking-water-is-top-priority-for-honolulu-residents/

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Gov. David Ige pushes Board of Water Supply to repair wells to boost water supply

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/04/12/hawaii-news/ige-pushes-board-of-water-supply-to-repair-wells-to-boost-water-supply/

 

 


April 11, 2022

 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Students, staff at schools affected by Red Hill fuel leak remain wary of tap water

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/04/11/hawaii-news/students-staff-at-schools-affected-by-red-hill-fuel-leak-remain-wary-of-tap-water/

 

April 10, 2022

 

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Oahu developers face fallout from the Navy’s Red Hill water crisis

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/04/10/hawaii-news/oahu-developers-face-fallout-from-the-navys-red-hill-water-crisis/

 

April 8, 2022

 

GOV

DOH News Release: State Approves Installation of Eight New Red Hill Monitoring Wells

https://governor.hawaii.gov/newsroom/doh-news-release-state-approves-installation-of-eight-new-red-hill-monitoring-wells/

 

Civil Beat

Hawaii Approves New Monitoring Wells To Track Red Hill Fuel Pollution

https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/04/hawaii-approves-new-monitoring-wells-to-track-red-hill-fuel-pollution/

 

April 5, 2022

 

KHON 2

Navy Reports Another Spill at Red Hill

https://youtu.be/TDFZLZMKHGU

 

 

April 4, 2022

 

USNI NEWS

Navy Relieves Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor CO Over Red Hill Leak

https://news.usni.org/2022/04/04/navy-relieves-naval-supply-systems-command-fleet-logistics-center-pearl-harbor-co-over-red-hill-leak

 

Civil Beat

Navy Captain Fired After Latest Red Hill Fuel Leak

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/navy-captain-fired-after-latest-red-hill-fuel-leak/

 

Civil Beat

Where Is The Red Hill Contamination Moving? Experts Are ‘Working Blind’

https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/04/where-is-the-red-hill-contamination-moving-experts-are-working-blind/

 

April 1, 2022

 

Civil Beat

Another Red Hill Leak: Fuel And Water Spilled From Facility Pipeline, Navy Says

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/another-red-hill-leak-fuel-and-water-spill-from-facility-pipeline/

 

DOH

DOH Investigating Red Hill Release of Fuel And Water Mixture

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/doh-investigating-red-hill-release-of-fuel-and-water-mixture/

 

 

March 29, 2022

 

Hawaii News Now

BWS chief engineer worries Red Hill fuel contamination could be spreading

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/03/30/bws-chief-engineer-ernie-lau-hearing-secondhand-red-hill-fuel-contamination-could-be-spreading/

 

 

March 28, 2022

 

US DOD

The Department of Defense Releases the President's Fiscal Year 2023 Defense Budget

“$1 billion for a new Red Hill Recovery Fund to enable DoD to quickly and flexibly address the health, environmental, and national security needs of the Hawaii community and the Department”

https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/2980014/the-department-of-defense-releases-the-presidents-fiscal-year-2023-defense-budg/

 

Civil Beat

Defense Department Seeks $1 Billion To Cover Red Hill Expenses

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/defense-department-seeks-1-billion-to-cover-red-hill-expenses/

 

KHON 2

$1B to defuel Red Hill included in President Biden's annual budget request

 

“…we don’t know exactly what this is going to cost, I think a billion dollars is certainly a very impressive down payment…”

“…the other thing to remember about this language is that its extremely flexible, it allows the resources to be spent however necessary in Millitary construction if that is necessary, cash resources, the de-fueling itself…”   -Sen. Brian Schatz 

 

“Full remediation, de-fueling, and closure of Red Hill and identification of alternate strategic fuel storage capacity and the Indo-Pacific will take sustained federal funding in the billions over several fiscal years.” -Rep. Ed Case

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWolxRstnyA

 

 

March 25, 2022

 

Common Dreams - Ann Wright

Navy Decisions on Red Hill Jet Fuel Tanks Very Costly to Military Families, Taxpayers, and Hawaii's Environment: $1.1 billion and counting for U.S. Navy's obstinance in shutting down dangerous, leaking red hill jet fuel tanks in Honolulu.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/03/25/navy-decisions-red-hill-jet-fuel-tanks-very-costly-military-families-taxpayers-and

March 21, 2022

 

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet

Post-Exceedance Drinking Water Results Confirm Water Safe to Drink

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/News/Article/2973306/post-exceedance-drinking-water-results-confirm-water-safe-to-drink/

 

March 18, 2022

 

DOH
DOH Declares Four Navy Drinking Water Distribution System Zones Safe

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/newsroom/doh-declares-four-navy-drinking-water-distribution-system-zones-safe/

 

Hawaii News Now

DOH declares all 19 zones affected by Navy’s tainted water system safe to drink

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/03/18/doh-declares-all-19-zones-navy-water-system-safe-drink/

 

 

March 7, 2022

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER

"This is a multi step process. Throughout the process, we will work closely with Hawaii's Department of Health and with the Environmental Protection Agency to safely defuel theRed Hill facility. No later than May 31, the Secretary of the Navy and director of the Defense Logistics Agency will provide an action plan for safe and expeditious defueling of the facility with the completion date target of 12 months. Then, as soon as we'vemade corrective actions to ensure the defueling will be safe, we will begin defueling.

https://www.cpf.navy.mil/Portals/52/Downloads/JBPHH-Water-Updates/2022-03-07-daily-update-transcript.pdf?ver=92dNVrZmPijyyUsuwLjR5A%3d%3d

Civil Beat

Pentagon To Close Red Hill Fuel Facility Permanently Amid Contamination Crisis

https://www.civilbeat.org/2022/03/pentagon-to-close-red-hill-fuel-facility-permanently-amid-contamination-crisis/

 

February 28, 2022

DOH

Navy in non-compliance with DOH Red Hill Emergency Order

https://health.hawaii.gov/news/files/2022/03/22-022-Navy-in-non-compliance-with-DOH-Red-Hill-Emergency-Order.pdf

January 10, 2021

 

Hawaii News Now

Navy now faces an ‘ambitious timeline’ to drain Red Hill fuel storage tanks

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2022/01/11/navy-says-it-will-comply-with-state-order-drain-red-hill-fuel-tanks/

 

December 15, 2021

 

NPR

Thousands displaced from Oahu military base due to contamination in Navy water system

https://www.npr.org/2021/12/15/1064514935/water-contamination-hawaii

January 30, 2014

Civil Beat

Red Hill: EPA May Force New Fuel Leak Detection System for Toxic Spills

https://www.civilbeat.org/2014/01/red-hill-epa-may-force-new-fuel-leak-detection-system-for-toxic-spills/

2014

27,000 Gallons spilled

1948

46,000 Gallos spilled

1943

Tanks open

1940

Construction begins

Action: NOW

It is more than time for this massive source of pollution to be removed – for the fuel to be removed from the tanks, and for the tanks to be decommissioned, and for the land and the water to be cleaned. The Navy has made this a fight about national security, but how can we the people be secure if our water is poisoned and life begins to stress in a place where thriving is what we are about? It is not a win to flush pipes or filter every drop of water we use from now on.  It is not a win to be fearful of the water that comes out of the tap.

Mālama i ka wai - Protect our water. It is our responsibility to be good stewards and to leave this place better than when we were born into it. This most definitely includes caring for the water.  Water is life.