"Hundreds To Sue Feds Over Water Contamination At Hawaii Base"

"Hundreds of people are in the process of suing the government over illness and disruption to their lives they attribute to water contamination from Navy fuel spills in Hawaii last year, according their attorney.

Two fuel leaks from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in 2021 contaminated water for thousands of residents. The Navy admitted operator error for two leaks, with at least one contaminating the water for the base (Greenwire, Sept. 15).

Four plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the government in Hawaii District Court on Aug. 31, and Kristina Baehr, attorney for the plaintiffs, said she has more than 700 additional plaintiffs in the process of filing."

Lamar Johnson reports for E&E News September 26, 2022.


Source: E&E News, 09/27/2022