The U.S. Navy is assuring state lawmakers the drinking water in the Red Hill area near Pearl Harbor is safe despite a fuel leak in January. It's estimated more than 20,000 gallons of fuel leaked from one of the Navy's fuel tanks. Officials said at a hearing Friday that tests show the fuel did not get into drinking water wells. A Navy official said the 70-year-old tanks undergo thorough maintenance and upgrades. The Navy will continue working with the state health department and Board of Water Supply to ensure the drinking water is safe.
Posted Saturday, March 8th 2014 @ 11am