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U.S. Navy to Stop Operations at Hawaiian Fuel Facility Which Sickened Military Families

HeadlineJan 12, 2022

The U.S. Navy has finally agreed to an order from state officials in Hawaii to drain a massive underground storage facility near the Pearl Harbor Navy base following a large leak. State health officials recently found petroleum levels 350 times the safe limit in a water system that serves over 90,000 families near Pearl Harbor. Navy leaders were grilled about the water contamination during a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Military families had demanded action after getting sick from drinking the water, with some having to be hospitalized.

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