On Thursday, many news outlets reported the result of the Navy investigation that poisoned thousands of people and forced military families to evacuate their homes for hotels.

The Navy investigation revealed multiple mistakes and mismanagement that caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year.

Multiple news outlets have reported that over 6,000 people at Pearl Harbor have been poisoned due to a fuel leak at a US Navy facility.

The culprit? It’s the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, and the U.S. Navy is now planning to defuel it.

According to reports, the leak has called approximately 6,000 people to experience various symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and rashes.
More details of this incident from The Daily Wire reports:

The U.S. Navy is planning to shut down a key fuel storage facility at Pearl Harbor after an investigation found that poor management and numerous errors at the facility resulted in a fuel leak into the tap water system that poisoned thousands of people last year.

“The investigation is the first detailed account of how jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to housing and offices in and around the sprawling base,” the Associated Press reported. “Some 6,000 people suffered nausea, headaches, rashes and other symptoms.”

Kathleen Ho, deputy director for the state’s Department of Health, said in a statement that the facility needed to be “shut down as quickly as possible” and that the leftist state expects “the Navy will marshal all possible available resources to defuel and decommission the facility.”

“However, with the extensive repairs needed and the Navy’s history of spills from unsafe pipelines, our first priority continues to be ensuring that all defueling activities are performed safely for the sake of the people and environment of Hawaii,” she added.

The Associated Press also dropped some details: 

A Navy investigation released Thursday revealed that shoddy management and human error caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year, poisoning thousands of people and forcing military families to evacuate their homes for hotels.

The investigation is the first detailed account of how jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, leaked into a well that supplied water to housing and offices in and around the sprawling base. Some 6,000 people suffered nausea, headaches, rashes and other symptoms.

After months of resistance, the military in April agreed to an order from the state of Hawaii to drain the tanks and close the Red Hill facility. A separate report the Defense Department provided to the state Department of Health on Thursday said December 2024 was the earliest it could defuel the tanks safely.

Sources: WLT, The Daily Wire, The Associated Press

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