大尉. ビル・クリントン, director of public affairs and outreach for US Pacific Fleet, confirmed the shutdown Monday.
The Navy shut down its Red Hill well on November 28 after people living on base reported symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and skin-related concerns.
Testing revealed petroleum hydrocarbons and vapors in the water
, インクルード Navy said
, and US Pacific Fleet Deputy Commander Rear Adm
. Blake Converse later confirmed a petroleum leak was the cause
The December order from the health department also called for the Navy to install a drinking water treatment system at the Red Hill well
, submit a plan to assess system integrity and defuel the Red Hill underground storage tanks within
30 days of corrective action
, 政府によると. David Ige
The Navy’s new position comes ahead of Tuesday’s House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness oversight hearing on the water crisis.
Families reported burning skin, headaches and nausea
When the contamination was detected, the state department of health recommended all Navy water system users stop using their water for drinking, cooking or oral hygiene, including for pets.
The military offered alternative housing for all service members and civilian employees living near the base and officials said they covered the cost of hotel rooms for more than 700 人.
“My house began to smell like a gas station and I couldn’t breathe. I was choking,” resident Bonnie Russell told CNN affiliate KGMB/KHNL last month. “I opened all the windows for the ventilation, but it still took quite a while for the fumes to clear.”
“My children took a bath and for 45 minutes afterward they complained of burning skin,” a woman told military personnel during a town hall meeting last month, according to KGMB/KHNL. “On Monday I woke up sick and have been dizzy ever since,” 彼女は言いました.
“I’m here to ask why you weren’t a wingman to protect my 13-month-old son when I was bathing him
, when I was giving him a sippy cup full of water from my faucet
, when he has been throwing up for days on end
,” said another woman at a town hall meeting
, who didn’t give her name
“I’m here to ask why you weren’t my wingman as my husband and I have had mysterious serious symptoms such as sore throats, burning in my stomach, profuse, unusual sweating, headaches unable to be mitigated, requiring multiple ER visits for additional medications, vomiting, diarrhea, skin irritation,” the woman asked the Navy officials.
“The safety, health and well-being of our service members, 民間人, contractors, their families and our communities here in Oahu is of the utmost importance to me,” Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro said in a news release last month. “This is not acceptable, and the Department of the Navy will take every action to identify and remedy this issue. We will continue to coordinate with federal, state and local entities to restore safe drinking water to the community.”