Hawai'i House Democrats
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.