Pentagon to close Red Hill Fuel Facility permanently amid contamination crisis.
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Pentagon to close Red Hill fuel facility permanently amid contamination crisis
The U.S. Department of Defense said Monday that it will permanently shut down the World War II-era facility, after leaks at the Navy’s Red Hill fuel facility impacted thousands of military families. The decision marks a reversal from the Pentagon’s previous efforts to keep the underground facility in operation.
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State officials respond to the Red Hill closure news
In a news conference Monday, Gov. David Ige and State Health Director Dr. Libby Char applauded the Pentagon’s decision but said they would hold the military to its pledges. “We cannot have national security without ensuring public health,” Ige said. Char added that emptying the tanks is “not without risk” because of the potential for additional fuel leaks.
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