“The Navy is developing a plan to restore the potable water system to EPA standards, identify how this contaminant got in the well, and fix the well,” 声明继续.
星期二, when BWS heard about the shutdown of the well, it reduced pumping capacity by 50%, it said in a news release.
“We are deeply concerned that we were not notified immediately by the Navy regarding the shutdown of their Red Hill water source,” BWS Manager and Chief Engineer Ernest Lau said in a statement, adding that the Halawa shaft was shut down in an “abundance of caution.”
“We have data that shows when they stop pumping at Red Hill, water starts moving in the direction of our Halawa Shaft due to our pumping,” Lau said.
The Halawa shaft pumps 10 million gallons of water per day and delivers water to 20% of Honolulu’s water supply, the BWS said.
Neighborhoods where the contamination was 已报告 include Catlin Park
, Halsey Terrace
, Radford Terrace
, Doris Miller
, Moanalua Terrace and Ohana Nui
, the Navy said in a 新闻发布
, Navy Region Hawaii
, has determined Temporary Lodging
) is necessary for service members and their dependents
, and civilians living in housing affected by the current water-related health or safety concerns
,” the Navy said in its latest update
的 authorization is limited to active-duty service members and civilian employees living in housing who self-certify they are affected
, according to the Navy
Various fitness centers and pools have been made available for residents in affected neighborhoods to shower
“It is clear that the Navy has failed to manage its fuel operations
, including Red Hill
, to a standard that protects the health and safety of the people of Hawaii
,” the state’s Congressional Delegation said in a 声明
The delegation asked that the Navy “立即” identify, isolate and fix the problems that allowed the contamination to happen. They also urged the governor to request assistance from the Biden Administration.
“That includes a wholesale change in an organizational culture that has allowed too many accidents to occur without any accountability
,” 该声明 continued
. “We urge the governor to request that the president declare an emergency as soon as possible so that the state has access to every resource available to make families whole and protect the people of Hawaii from future leaks.
我们. Pacific Fleet Deputy Commander Rear Adm. Blake Converse said during the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam virtual town hall meeting that the health and welfare “of the residents of our housing and the state of Hawaii and their citizens” is a priority.
“Our second priority is to identify, isolate and clean up the potable water system that the military provides and restore public confidence in that system to get you back to normalcy, back into your homes, and drinking clean water,” Converse added.