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December 30, 2021

Navy site that leaked fuel into water system a 'time bomb' that must be emptied, Hawaii official say

Source: Washington Post

The fuel storage facility at the heart of the water contamination fiasco at Pearl Harbor is a “ticking time bomb” that the U.S. military is unable to manage, David Day, Hawaii’s deputy attorney general, said Monday, upholding a state emergency order compelling the Navy to empty massive storage tanks and make needed repairs.

A November leak of 14,000 gallons of jet fuel at the long-troubled Red Hill underground fuel-storage facility contaminated a Navy-operated well, sickening scores of people and driving about 3,500 military families from their homes.

The Hawaii Department of Health on Dec. 6 ordered the Navy to suspend operations at Red Hill, which officials have described as the most important fuel depot in the Pacific. The Navy fought the order, saying in testimony last week that its decision to pause operations, rush water-filtration systems to the island and investigate the leak was an adequate response.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/12/28/red-hill-order-navy/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F35a1110%2F61cc99e49d2fdab56be78873%2F5c016898ae7e8a6dbe99f09f%2F47%2F72%2F61cc99e49d2fdab56be78873

To shut it down presents a logistical problem. This is a know issue it appears for decades.
How bad will the "Logistical problem" be if the tanks fail and the island's aquifer is polluted?
Time to shut it down.

December 27, 2021

I want to thank the GOP

I want to thank the GOP for working tirelessly to change this country for the worse.
I want to thank the GOP for turning what was once largely reasonably civil discourse into outright hate for people with another view.
I want to thank the GOP, who since Reagan, have wielded lies and racism to divide a country that may have been on its way to becoming a better place for all people.
I want to thank the GOP for tearing down societal norms of helping people in need even if they are not of your party or religion.
I want to thank the GOP for telling women that they are earthen vessels for man’s enjoyment.
I want to thank the GOP for destroying the idea of a just and civil society.
I want to thank the GOP for normalizing the need to carry guns everywhere and be able to use them with little provocation.
I want to thank the GOP for weaponizing Christianity. For turning it into a massive for-profit enterprise used to loot the lower middle classes.
I want to thank the GOP for turning the Catholic Church into a cudgel to beat down people of their own faith who don’t toe the most extreme line.
I want to thank the GOP for decades of relentless bashing of teachers as fodder to break unions.
I want to thank the GOP for railing against educated elites while sending their own children to upper class schools and on to Ivy league colleges which they bash at every turn.
I want to thank the GOP for pushing for individual liberty while recklessly allowing those freedom lovers they created to willfully endanger the rest of the public at large.
I want to thank the GOP for normalizing death threats by to public officials no matter how small their role is in society. Yes, even voluntary board positions for schools showing children how to get their way through temper tantrums and bullying.
I want to thank the GOP for normalizing election voter suppression.
I want to thank the GOP for showing we Libs just how ignorant and easily fooled their base really is.
I want to thank the GOP for showing everyone what cancel culture really is by working to ban books of all sorts.
I want to thank the GOP for making my decision to live permanently in a different country an easy choice.
December 8, 2021

Navy seeks to contest Hawaii health officials' order to halt operations at fuel site linked to conta

Source: CNN

The Navy will contest an emergency order issued by the Hawaii Department of Health to suspend operations at a fuel site tied to contaminated tap water at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, officials said Tuesday.

US Navy servicemembers hand out potable water amid water crisis at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.© KGMB/KHNL US Navy servicemembers hand out potable water amid water crisis at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
The Navy requested a continuance of the order and is negotiating terms with state health officials, Department of Health spokesperson Katie Arita-Chang said.

The order to halt operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility was issued Monday amid a tainted water crisis that has forced more than 700 people from their homes and sickened families.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/navy-seeks-to-contest-hawaii-health-officials-order-to-halt-operations-at-fuel-site-linked-to-contaminated-tap-water/ar-AARAKlv?ocid=AMZN

Not good.

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About Old Crank

Currently living in Germany, enjoying the culture, enjoying the food, enjoying the travel. Not enjoying the winters, or the Deutsches lernen... Born in Canada. Parents moved to Arizona in 1965. Spent 5 years in the USAF and 2 of those on Crete. Lived in Fresno, Las vegas, Sunnyvale, CA.

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