Red Hill fuel tanks far more corroded than expected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Marti Townsend, Director (808) 372-1314   Red Hill fuel tanks far more corroded than expected New data does not support Navy’s proposal   Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (September 24, 2018) — Sample testing by the Navy reveals that the fuel storage tanks at Red Hill are in much worse condition than predicted, … Read more

Navy plan for Red Hill tanks in question

By Sophie Cocke   |   Honolulu Star-Advertiser September 10, 2018   |   Updated September 9, 2018 10:04pm After more than four years of discussion about upgrading 20 massive, aging underground fuel tanks that could pose a threat to a major source of Oahu’s drinking water, the Navy is saying, in part, that it isn’t sure of its future … Read more

Rulemaking to impact Red Hill tanks

The Department of Health has began their formal administrative rulemaking process to update their underground storage tank regulations, as required by the court ruling in our lawsuit against the Health Department. These newly proposed regulations are supposed to bring DOH’s treatment of underground fuel tanks — like those at Red Hill — into compliance with … Read more

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

U.S. Navy TUA decision process

The U.S. Navy is currently deciding how it will determine which upgrades should be made to the leaky fuel tanks storing millions of gallons of fuel above Oʻahu’s primary aquifer. This decision process, presented in this document, is open to the public for review and comment. The Sierra Club is working hard to review this … Read more