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Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Operational Update: June 2024

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Operational UpdateJune 2024JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The safe and deliberate closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) is underway after another month of forward movement for Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH), including tank ventilation which is the start of tank cleaning.

Navy to Start Venting Red Hill Facility Tank 7, Air Quality Monitoring Continues

This week, Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) continues to safely conduct tank ventilation and air quality monitoring operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF).   With approval from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), NCTF-RH will start venting Tank 7 at the facility - the second of 14 tanks to be ventilated and

HALAWA, Hawii (May 28, 2024) Capt. Steven Stasick, second from left, facilities director, Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH), discusses tank ventilation safety procedures with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health in Halawa, Hawaii, May 28, 2024. The tank ventilation and air monitoring procedures have undergone rigorous modeling and regulatory scrutiny to ensure the safety of the surrounding community while allowing workers to safely enter and clean the interior of the tanks. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter) - HALAWA, Hawii (May 28, 2024) Capt. Steven Stasick, second from left, facilities director, Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH), discusses tank ventilation safety procedures with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health in Halawa, Hawaii, May 28, 2024. The tank ventilation and air monitoring procedures have undergone rigorous modeling and regulatory scrutiny to ensure the safety of the surrounding community while allowing workers to safely enter and clean the interior of the tanks. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter)

Navy to Begin Tank Ventilation, Air Quality Monitoring

Navy to Begin Tank Ventilation, Air Quality Monitoring

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) will begin tank ventilation and air quality monitoring at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) this week.With approval from the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), NCTF-RH will start tank cleaning operations by venting Tank 8 at the facility.“NCTF-RH has worked closely with DOH to ensure

NCTF-RH Open House at Oahu Veterans Center in Honolulu. - HONOLULU, Hawaii (May 15, 2024) Mr. Milt Johnston, left, environmental director of Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH), speaks with a guest at the NCTF-RH Open House at Oahu Veterans Center in Honolulu, May 15, 2024. NCTF-RH hosted an open house for members of the community to learn more about tank cleaning and the closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF). Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Krystal Diaz)

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Holds Open House

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Holds Open House

Navy Closure Task Force - Red Hill (NCTF-RH) held an open house for members of the community to learn more about tank cleaning and progress of the closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) at the Oahu Veterans Center in Honolulu, May 15."This Open House gives us the opportunity to share what’s been done and take a look at where

HALAWA, Hawaii (April 23, 2024) Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) contractors strap a barrel of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) concentrate to a hand cart to remove it from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) in Halawa, Hawaii, April 23, 2024. NCTF-RH removed thirty-two 55-gallon barrels, which will be transported off island for disposal. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter) - HALAWA, Hawaii (April 23, 2024) Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) contractors strap a barrel of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) concentrate to a hand cart to remove it from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) in Halawa, Hawaii, April 23, 2024. NCTF-RH removed thirty-two 55-gallon barrels, which will be transported off island for disposal. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter)

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Operational Update: May 2024

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Operational Update: May 2024

 The Navy continues work on the safe and deliberate closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF). Since the last update, Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) has begun soil vapor extraction, which includes removing contaminant vapors from below ground for treatment above ground. The team also removed 39 55-gallon drums of

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill to Host Open House at Oahu Veterans Center

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) invites members of the community to an open house, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Oahu Veterans Center located at 1298 Kukila St., Honolulu, HI 96818. Task force members will share updates on the ongoing mission to decommission the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility and attendees will have the opportunity to

Granular activated carbon filters remove contaminants from water at Red Hill Well. - AIEA, Hawaii (Feb. 1, 2022) Granular activated carbon filters remove contaminants from water at Red Hill Well. The Interagency Drinking Water System Team is a joint initiative where the U.S. Navy is working closely with the Hawaii Department of Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army to restore safe drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam housing communities through sampling and flushing. For detailed information, go to: www.navy.mil/jointbasewater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sarah Myers)

Navy Reduces Water Pumping Operations at Red Hill Shaft

Navy Reduces Water Pumping Operations at Red Hill Shaft

Navy reduces granular activated carbon water pumping system rates from 4.2 to 1.8 million gallons per day The Navy began reducing water pumping operations at the Red Hill Shaft from 4.2 million gallons a day (MGD) to 1.8 MGD, April 29, after working with state regulators for months on a plan to allow the Navy to reduce the amount of water

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill contractors remove AFFF concentrate from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Halawa, Hawaii. - HALAWA, Hawaii (April 15, 2024) Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) contractors drain aqueous film-forming foam concentrate from inside the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) in Halawa, Hawaii, April 15, 2024. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter)

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Announcements and Operations

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill Announcements and Operations

Since its inception Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) has been actively working to execute decommissioning of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) and ensure safe drinking water for all those in the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam drinking water system.Here are the links to the latest updates: Navy Announces Swarm Team Results.

Experts from the Navy, Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command, and Defense Health Agency meet at the Navy Closure Task Force - Red Hill (NCTF-RH) headquarters to discuss drinking water quality sampling, testing and root-cause analysis at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 30. NCTF-RH is committed to working with government agencies and community stakeholders to close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility safely and deliberately in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, policies and regulations. - Experts from the Navy, Hawaiʻi State Department of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command, and Defense Health Agency meet at the Navy Closure Task Force - Red Hill (NCTF-RH) headquarters to discuss drinking water quality sampling, testing and root-cause analysis at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan 30. NCTF-RH is committed to working with government agencies and community stakeholders to close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility safely and deliberately in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, policies and regulations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist First Class Glenn Slaughter)

Navy Announces Swarm Team Results

Navy Announces Swarm Team Results

Recently detected low levels of total petroleum hydrocarbons, or TPH, in the Navy’s drinking water system were the result of laboratory contamination and not associated with the release of jet fuel from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, the Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) announced April 24.As part of the Navy’s commitment to

HALAWA, Hawaii (April 23, 2024) Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) contractors push a barrel of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) concentrate through the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF). NCTF-RH removed thirty-two 55-gallon barrels of AFFF concentrate which will be transported to a treatment facility off island. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter) - HALAWA, Hawaii (April 23, 2024) Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) contractors push a barrel of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) concentrate through the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF). NCTF-RH removed thirty-two 55-gallon barrels of AFFF concentrate which will be transported to a treatment facility off island. Charged with the safe decommissioning of the RHBFSF, NCTF-RH was established by the Department of the Navy as a commitment to the community and the environment. The Navy continues to engage with the people of Hawaii, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders as NCTF-RH works to safely and deliberately decommission the RHBFSF. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter)

Red Hill: AFFF Removal Update

Red Hill: AFFF Removal Update

Navy Closure Task Force-Red Hill (NCTF-RH) safely removed 32 55-gallon drums of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) concentrate from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, April 23. They also removed seven drums of personal protective equipment that was used by personnel during the AFFF concentrate removal process.   All 39 drums will be taken off



   

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