Emergency repair planned to prevent ‘worst-case scenario’ during defueling, Navy says
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - In a new development, the Navy has updated its Red Hill Defueling Plan to include an emergency drill planned for mid-July.
In a 41-page report released Wednesday, officials said they are preparing for a worst case scenario — a pipe bursting and spilling more than 4 million gallons of fuel in a 30 hour period.
To mitigate that, the Navy said it will install specialized pumps this summer before they start draining more than 104-million gallons in October.
The military still has 33 repairs to complete before then and also plans to remove three major pipelines.
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