With Red Hill ‘unpacking’ effort underway, Navy works to drain fuel from third pipeline

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Published: Oct. 27, 2022 at 6:06 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - As the Navy’s first phase of its massive Red Hill defueling effort kicked off this week, crews will now begin draining the third and final pipeline on Thursday.

The first day of what’s called “unpacking” the pipelines at the Red Hill fuel facility began on Tuesday, in which 93,000 gallons were drained from a pipeline.

On Day 2 of the effort, the military said crews removed 209,000 gallons of jet fuel — clearing the second line.

With efforts underway to drain the third pipeline, officials said it contains much more fuel and will likely take a few days.

The fuel is being stored in above-ground tanks at Pearl Harbor.