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    State and Federal Agencies to Hold Events for Hawaii Residents on Red Hill Fuel Spills

    State and Federal Agencies to Hold Events for Hawaii Residents on Red Hill Fuel Spills

    The Environmental Protection Agency has teamed with the Hawaii Department of Health to host webinars focused on the health and environmental threat posed by spills at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility near .

    The first event, to be conducted via Zoom on Jan. 12, will talk about the findings and recommendations of two health surveys conducted on residents last year and provide information on chemical releases from the facility since 2005.

    Presenters include public health experts from the Centers for Disease Control's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

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    Future episodes in the series have yet to be announced or scheduled.

    In separate events in 2021, nearly 20,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility, eventually leaking more than 3,300 gallons into the drinking water supply for Joint Pearl -Hickam.

    The leak forced thousands from their homes and tens of thousands to use bottled water for months. The Navy launched a massive cleanup effort, and health officials have declared the water as safe to drink, although military families on social media continue to post of cloudy water 14 months later.

    Two subsequent Navy investigations determined that the events were the result of human error, an insufficient response to a spill in May 2021, as…

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