House Members Call for the U.S. Navy to Plan to Decommission Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility
Letter sent to Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy
Honolulu, Hawaii – Concerned about the numerous leaks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Speaker Scott K. Saiki and 47 members of the Hawaii House of Representatives sent a letter to Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense, and Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, today requesting that the U.S. Navy do the following:
• Prepare a plan to decommission the current Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and store its fuel in an alternate location.
• Provide a detailed plan for development of a water treatment facility to address current and/or future potential contamination mitigation as a result of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.
• Provide an estimate of the facility's date of completion and its cost.
The full letter is attached.
Note: This release was amended on December 9, 2021 to add two representatives who were inadvertently omitted from the original version.