Saturday, December 4, 2021

Most of the possibly polluted Oahu water samples sent for testing were damaged in transit and couldn't be tested

Civil Beat:

Test results by the Hawaii Department of Health are providing few answers about the contamination of the Navy’s drinking water after several samples were damaged in transit and couldn’t be tested.


On Thursday, the Navy announced that its own testing had detected petroleum products in the Red Hill shaft, which provides drinking water to 93,000 customers. However, officials said Friday they still don’t know how petroleum got in the well.


Friday, the Honolulu Board of Water Supply ceased pumping from its Halawa shaft, which provides 20% of the drinking water for the region spanning Moanalua to Hawaii Kai.