Our director Nicole Lautze attended a tour of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Built in 1943, “Red Hill” is an underground fuel facility for the U.S. military branches. Within basalt rocks, Red Hill’s twenty storage tanks can store millions of gallons of fuel. Since 2006, the U.S. Department of Defense invested over $260 million to modernize the facility and protect nearby groundwater.
Along with Nicole, attendees included Brennon Morioka and David Ma (Dean and Associate Dean of UH College of Engineering) and individuals from the Hawaii State Department of Health, Waianae Community Board, and private consultants.