"Hawaii Upholds Order Requiring Navy To Drain Fuel Tanks"

"HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Department of Health on Monday upheld the governor’s order requiring the Navy to drain massive World War II-era fuel tanks after oil leaking from the aging facility contaminated Pearl Harbor’s tap water.

Marian Tsuji, the department’s deputy director, on Monday said she agreed with the conclusions of an official appointed by the department to review the facts of the case. She said she would adopt the official’s proposed findings as final, though would fix a typographical error.

The Navy is reviewing the decision, said Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, a spokesperson for the Navy Office of Information in Washington.

Hawaii law allows parties to appeal such decisions in the court system."

Audrey McAvoy reports for the Associated Press January 4, 2022.

Source: AP, 01/04/2022