HONOLULU (AP) - A draft report reviewing the massive Red Hill underground fuel storage facility says the Navy should double-line fuel tanks within a decade or shut them down.
The recommendation was made in a draft report by the Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility Task Force, which was formed by the Hawaii Legislature after a 27,000-gallon jet fuel leak in January 2013 from one of the World War II-era tanks.
The draft reports says the storage of up to 187 million gallons of fuel 100 feet above a drinking water resource is dangerous to the environment.
Navy officials say the draft report is flawed.
Navy Region Hawaii spokesman Tom Clements tells the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://bit.ly/1xt24Rl) it misrepresents the Navy's position on several key points.
The report is due to the legislature in December.
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