Navy water monitoring finds unsafe levels of mercury at elementary school sink

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Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 2:39 PM HST|Updated: Apr. 1, 2022 at 2:45 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Navy said it has detected elevated levels of mercury in water samples taken from a sink at Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary.

The initial sample was taken March 16 as part of monitoring linked to the ongoing Red Hill fuel contamination crisis. Officials said the faucet is the likely source of the mercury.

They also said the sink is in an administrative building and not often used by students.

The sample test came in at 3.9 parts per billion of mercury, above the safe level of 2 ppb.

The Navy said the school has secured the sink and replaced the faucet.

Additional water samples are being conducted.

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