Safety measures for fuel tanks could take billions — and decades, Navy says

By William Cole March 19, 2018 Updated March 19, 2018 5:56am The least expensive method of double-walling the Red Hill fuel tanks could cost between $500 million and $2 billion, the Navy said in a newly released estimate. The most expensive tank-within-a-tank option, with carbon steel and full interior and exterior coating, is estimated at between … Read more

Red Hill Bill in the House

The Red Hill Bill, Senate Bill 2930 SD2 has its first hearing in the House this week. This bill requires that the Red Hill tanks have secondary containment—that is, leak prevention—or the tanks be removed and the fuel relocated. The deadline for accomplishing this was blanked out in the last Senate Committee to hear the bill … Read more

Cesspools Could Soon Impact Hawaiʻi’s Drinking Water

Act 125, passed in the 2017 legislative session, bans all cesspools by 2050 and expands the tax credit to to homeowners with the intention of making it less financially burdening to upgrade existing cesspools. In December, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health released a report required by this law that investigated the number, scope, location and … Read more