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State approves Navy’s plan to install 8 new Red Hill monitoring wells

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Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 8:02 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Navy’s plan to install eight new 2-inch groundwater monitoring wells at Red Hill has been approved.

The Commission on Water Resource Management signed off on the wells Friday.

The wells are part of an effort to find out whether fuel is moving beyond the original spill area at Red Hill and to keep an eye on the purity of the aquifer.

“Due to the Navy’s contamination of our water resource, it is critical that we learn more about the aquifer,” said Deputy Director for Environmental Health Kathleen Ho, in a news release.

“These new monitoring wells will provide insight into the extent of the recent spill beyond the lower tunnel and provide data that will help our experts track possible contamination.”

Additional monitoring wells are in the works.

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