Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

  • This provided by Cheri Burness shows Miranda Burness and the family dog Lilikoi in car in Honolulu on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Hundreds of military families living near Pearl Harbor have complained of stomach pain, nausea and other health ailments amid concerns the Navy’s water system may have been contaminated by a fuel leak.(Cheri Burness via AP)

HONOLULU — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military.