Pentagon Gives Update on Hawaii Fuel Facility Closure

The closure process is likely to take another three years.

Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder recently shared the Pentagon’s progress on closing the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The fuel facility leaked into the drinking water of Oahu, Hawaii, a year ago this month. Though the Department of Defense (DOD) tried to prevent its closure for months, officials announced in March that the facility will be permanently closing for the benefit of the people.

Thus far, the department has removed over a million gallons of fuel from the facility and is on track to completely defuel Red Hill by June 2024. After that, the Pentagon estimates the facility will be officially closed by 2025. “[Secretary] Austin and senior leaders at DOD are committed to ensuring that the department follows through on its promise of increased transparency and coordination with military families and the citizens of Hawaii,” General Ryder said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Ryder as he shares information with the American public regarding the actions of the Defense Department.
  • For Secretary Austin to follow God’s leading regarding the Pentagon’s actions and decisions.
  • For U.S. military personnel who are deployed at home and abroad.

Sources: Department of Defense


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