Hazardous environment for all continues from the Navy Red Hill Fuel Tanks and Tunnel Complex

Posted on September 7, 2015

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No Emergency Evacuation plans, and Unknown Hazards for the Community from the Navy  Red Hill  Tanks and Tunnels to  Pearl Harbor

No Emergency Evacuation plans, and Unknown Hazards for the Community from the Navy Red Hill Tanks and Tunnels to Pearl Harbor

Today (Sept. 6, 2015) the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management closed Kamehameha Hwy in both directions in front of Pearl Harbor and KGMB reported to us that there was a Gas leak from the Navy Pearl Harbor fuel lines connected to the Red Hill Fuel Tanks. No evacuation was ordered of the surrounding community, even though it has been stated in many documents the high level of risk due to the need for modernization and safety upgrades, creates a hazardous environment for all from the Navy Red Hill Fuel Tanks and Tunnel Complex connected to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. But also we have yet to see an evacuation plan for our community, with so many Families, School’s and Businesses in this area we believe is not acceptable.

We wanted to share with you how in 2014 we interviewed Gary Gill from the DOH, Department of Health about the continued problems with the Navy Red Hill Underground Fuel Tank and Tunnel Complex.

With the complex stretching across the Pearl Harbor, Halawa, Foster Village and Red Hill community growing concerns of evacuation plans, the Lack of Fire Protection and Standards at Navy Red Hill Fuel Facility . The Fuel tanks have continued to have leaks over the past 7 decades. The growing problems of contamination with our ground water from the 20 Navy Fuel Tanks at the Red Hill Fuel Facility should be a top priority in his discussions. One DOD document we reviewed reported: personnel, infrastructure, mission support capability, and DoD property will continue to be at an unnecessarily elevated risk. The high potential for fire incident and long egress distances coupled with inadequate fire protection, alarm, containment, communications, emergency power, and ventilation systems will continue to create a hazardous environment for all personnel in the Red Hill tunnel complex. Many relic the Red Hill complex, but we don’t need an enduring monument we need Safety, Modernization and Protection.

As well as a priority by the DOD, President Obama, Washington D.C., our Congress and the State of Hawaii as the stewards to secure and safeguard Life, the Water, the Land, and the people on Oahu.

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