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SECNAV Del Toro Statement on Closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility

07 March 2022

Statement from Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro:

The Department of the Navy fully supports Secretary Austin’s decision to defuel and permanently close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility.

I look forward to working on this in close coordination with our interagency partners to include the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the State of Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH).

As we are committed to protecting all of the residents of Hawaii, the environment, and the security of our nation, this plan will be developed and implemented in a responsible and safe manner that complies with environment laws and best practices.

This work will be done concurrently as we continue to work on the remediation and restoration of safe drinking water and getting our families back in their homes.


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