Navy Water System Incident

Clarification: Please use below updated quote from Deputy Director Ho: “We are releasing these documents in the interest of transparency,” said Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho. “Red Hill needs to be shut down as quickly as possible and we fully expect that the Navy will marshal all possible available resources to defuel and ...
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HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.  In accordance with its Emergency Order, DOH is preparing to receive the Navy’s Red ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) today released an assessment report prepared by the Navy’s contractor outlining major physical repairs and operational improvements needed to enable safe defueling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. “This report describes extensive and critical repairs that are needed to safely defuel and decommission Red Hill,” ...
Read More DOH: Contractor’s report on Red Hill defueling outlines extensive, critical repairs

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released results of a health assessment survey conducted in January and February 2022 of individuals impacted by petroleum contamination in the Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system. Eighty-seven ...
Read More DOH, CDC/ATSDR Red Hill survey results assess health effects of contamination

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.  DOH released a series of maps showing the effects on regional groundwater of ...
Read More DOH Red Hill Status Report #3

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) was informed today that the U.S. Navy waived its right to a contested case hearing in Docket No. 22-UST-EA-01, regarding the defueling and closure of the 20 underground storage tanks, surge tanks, and associated piping at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. “The Navy’s decision means ...
Read More Navy waives right to contest DOH Red Hill Emergency Order

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) confirmed an additional case of Legionnaires’ disease in a guest who stayed at The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations located in Waikiki. The fourth case was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on April 26. The individual is a non-Hawaii resident who stayed at the Grand Islander from April 16-18, ...
Read More DOH continues investigation following confirmation of additional Hilton Grand Islander Legionnaires’ case

The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) today issued an Emergency Order, Docket No. 22-UST-EA-01, regarding the defueling and closure of the 20 underground storage tanks, surge tanks, and associated piping at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Emergency Order requires the Navy to provide a plan and schedule on the defueling and closure ...
Read More New Red Hill emergency order sets expectations for safe defueling and closure of Red Hill

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.   The Department of the Navy has withdrawn its pending permit application for ...
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HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement on the Navy’s dismissal of its appeals of the Hawaiʻi Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “The Navy dropping its appeals is a step forward in protecting the people of Hawaiʻi and our environment. While today’s announcement is good news, ...
Read More DOH Statement on Navy’s Dismissal of Red Hill Appeals

HONOLULU – As part of its responsibility to protect public health and the environment for all people in Hawai‘i, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) provides biweekly status reports on matters concerning the defueling, monitoring, and remediation of the U.S. Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage facility.   This update focuses on the Navy’s federal ...
Read More DOH Red Hill Status Report #1

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) was notified this afternoon of a release of approximately 30 gallons of a fuel and water mixture from a maintenance line connected to Tank 15 at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The U.S. Navy reported the release occurred during a maintenance activity. The fuel and ...
Read More DOH investigating Red Hill release of fuel and water mixture

HONOLULU- The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) today amended its health advisory for Zones C1, C2, C3, and D3 of the Navy water system. All Navy water system users in Zones C1, C2, C3, and D3 may now use water for all purposes, including drinking, cooking, and oral hygiene. This includes consumption by pets. ...
Read More DOH declares four Navy drinking water distribution system zones safe

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones A3 and D2 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone A3, Iroquois Point Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone A3. Zone D2, Hickam, Hale Na Koa, ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zones A3 & D2 safe

WHAT:                                Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones F1, F2, H2, and H3 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                            Zone F1, NEX, Moanalua Terrace Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone F1. Zone F2, Catlin ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zones F1, F2, H2 & H3 safe

WHAT:                                Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones D4 & E1 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                            Zone D4, Hawaii Air National Guard Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone D4. Zone E1, Makalapa Click ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zones D4 & E1 safe

HONOLULU – In response to the decision announced today by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III to defuel and permanently close the US Navy’s Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) issued the following statements. “We’re pleased with the Secretary of Defense’s decision to do the right thing for ...
Read More Statement on Department of Defense decision to defuel and permanently close Red Hill fuel storage facility

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones B1, G1, and H1 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone B1, McGrew, Halawa Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone B1.                                     Zone G1, Camp ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zones B1, G1, H1 safe

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zones A2, D1, and Manana Housing Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone A2, Ford Island Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for Zone A2.                                     Zone D1, ...
Read More DOH declares Navy drinking water distribution system Zones A2, D1, Manana Housing safe

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has determined that the U.S. Navy is in non-compliance with the DOH Emergency Order to safely defuel the Navy’s Red Hill facility. The Emergency Order issued by DOH on December 6, 2021 specifies that the Navy must hire a qualified independent contractor, to be approved by DOH, ...
Read More Navy in non-compliance with DOH Red Hill Emergency Order