Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-12-07 18:40:00 –
Hawaii Ministry of Health says the Navy has announced its intention to fight this morning State emergency order Demands the Navy to shut down the Redhill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, purifies drinking water contaminated with Redhill Shafts, drains fuel from 20 huge underground tanks, and plans to understand what needs to be done. Can stand. Please operate the facility safely.
The executive order was issued Monday night by state health officials and Governor David Ige. The Hawaii Department of Health said the Navy must meet orders before seeking state permits to resume operations on its large underground fuel farm.
However, according to DOH spokeswoman Kaitlin Arita-Chang, the Navy’s request to continue has postponed the trial of the opposition to the order scheduled for 1:00 pm today.
“The Ministry of Health and the Navy are in talks on terms of continuation and will provide up-to-date information when they become available,” she said in a statement.
The order was issued in response to oil pollution in the Navy’s drinking water system, which serves approximately 93,000 people. Since November 28, hundreds of military families and several schools have complained of a fuel-like odor, unusual taste, or luster of tap water. Residents also report nausea, diarrhea, skin rashes and headaches. Health officials say these symptoms are consistent with exposure to oil pollution.
Investigation into the causes of water pollution is ongoing. However, DOH said yesterday that it is investigating fuel releases at the Red Hill facility that occurred on May 6 and November 20. The fuel tank and pipeline system are in close proximity to the Navy’s Red Hill Shaft as confirmed by the Navy. Source of pollution.
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