Navy Water System Incident

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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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

WHAT:                        Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Declares Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zone A1 Safe; Health Advisory Amended; Residents Allowed to Drink Tap Water WHERE:                     Zone A1, Pearl City Peninsula Click here for an updated map on zone status. Click here to view the completed checklist that supports DOH’s health advisory amendment for ...
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Health Advisory Amended for Red Hill Housing HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) today amended its health advisory for Zone I1 (Red Hill Housing) of the Navy water system. Residents in Zone I1 can use their water for all purposes. Click here to download a copy of the map Click here to ...
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HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement on the Navy’s appeal of the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “This appeal demonstrates that the Navy is unwilling to do what’s right to protect the people of Hawaii and its own service members. Despite the Navy claiming ...
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HONOLULU – Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho released the following statement upon learning of the Navy’s intent to appeal the Hawaii Department of Health Emergency Order on Red Hill: “We are very disappointed that the Navy continues to fight DOH’s emergency order to defuel the Red Hill tanks. The Navy committed to Congress ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) today authorized the Navy to begin discharging treated water from the Red Hill Shaft to remove contamination from the freshwater aquifer under the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The Navy plans to extract contaminated water from the Red Hill Shaft for treatment to remove fuel contamination ...
Read More DOH grants permit to Navy to remove fuel contamination from Red Hill Shaft.

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has released updated data obtained from the Navy on groundwater monitoring around the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Samples were collected between May 12, 2021 and January 3, 2022. The validated data indicates heightened levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in both soil vapor and groundwater ...
Read More DOH releases updated Red Hill groundwater monitoring results

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH) has released results from a U.S. Navy test in December that indicated a failure to meet DOH incident-specific criteria. Consequently, a second round of system flushing was conducted at Drinking Water Distribution System Recovery Plan Zone H2, which is part of Aliamanu Military Reservation. The data was ...
Read More DOH releases validated result of December Aliamanu Military Reservation system flush

HONOLULU – All individuals affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense are invited to participate in a survey to learn more about the experience of people who have been affected by the petroleum contamination in the U.S. Navy’s Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system.  The Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease ...
Read More DOH/CDC health survey expanded to include all Navy water system users

HONOLULU – At the request of the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH), a public health team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will conduct a survey beginning January 4, 2022 to investigate the potential health impacts on the civilian population affected ...
Read More Survey of civilians affected by Navy water system contamination to begin Jan. 4

HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) finalized its Emergency Order to suspend operations and empty the underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Deputy Director Marian Tsuji’s final order affirmed Hearings Officer David Day’s proposed findings and recommendations. “Today’s decision affirms DOH’s actions to safeguard the drinking water that we ...
Read More DOH Upholds Hearings Officer’s Recommendation on Red Hill Emergency Order