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Navy Says Drinking Water Safe in Red Hill

Navy Says Drinking Water Safe in Red Hill
Posted March 8th, 2014 @ 11:06am

The U.S. Navy is assuring state lawmakers the drinking water in the Red Hill area near Pearl Harbor is safe despite a fuel leak in January. It's estimated more than 20,000 gallons of fuel leaked from one of the Navy's fuel tanks. Officials said at a hearing Friday that tests show the fuel did not get into drinking water wells. A Navy official said the 70-year-old tanks undergo thorough maintenance and upgrades. The Navy will continue working with the state health department and Board of Water Supply to ensure the drinking water is safe.

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