Public will have a chance to weigh in on future of Red Hill fuel facility

About 700 gallons of diesel fuel was spilled at the Maui Space Force Surveillance Complex on the summit of Haleakala, military officials said.
Published: Feb. 1, 2023 at 6:34 AM HST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 12:54 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The public will have a chance to weigh in on the future of the Red Hill fuel facility.

The Navy has awarded a contract to a firm called “Nakupuna Companies” to get public input on re-purposing Red Hill after defueling is complete.

The Navy did not say how much the contract is worth or when this public outreach program will begin.

But when it’s all done, the top five ideas will be further analyzed for feasibility, before a final analysis is given to state and federal regulators.

The Navy said removing the tanks entirely is a high-risk project but they vowed not to use Red Hill for fuel again.

Meanwhile, state lawmakers are getting more serious about Red Hill.

The House passed a resolution on Tuesday, creating a special committee on Red Hill consisting of seven lawmakers.