Honolulu Shuts Down Largest Well Due To Navy Oil Contamination

"Records show a history of fuel leaks plaguing Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in the past decade, with the most recent leak occurring 11 days before the Navy announced it had discovered contamination in the Red Hill well on Oahu.

Honolulu's Board of Water Supply (BWS) shut down the Halawa Shaft, Oahu's largest water source, on Thursday after the Navy said it found "a likely source of the contamination," the Navy said in a virtual town hall meeting.

Top US military officials -- including Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro -- were in Hawaii Sunday to address the community.

The deputy commander of the US Pacific Fleet. Rear Adm. Blake Converse, confirmed a petroleum leak is the cause of the latest breach."

Alaa Elassar and Raja Razek report for CNN December 6, 2021.


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Source: CNN, 12/06/2021