Navy evaluates options for Honolulu’s Red Hill fuel tanks

HONOLULU — The U.S. military has prepared detailed evaluations for six options to prevent leaks from 20 large fuel tanks in Honolulu. The tanks at Red Hill date to World War II and sit atop an important aquifer.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii state Department of Health say the Navy submitted the analysis last week.

A public workshop to discuss the report will be held in the spring.

Options include restoring existing tanks, lining the tanks and installing tanks within tanks.

The report doesn’t include cost estimates or recommend a specific alternative.

The EPA, health department, the Navy and the Defense Logistics Agency will select an option next year.

The Sierra Club of Hawaii has complained the analysis doesn’t evaluate moving the tanks as an option.


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