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The US Navy Knew Red Hill was a Disaster Waiting to Happen

The US Navy knew. Our Representatives knew. The Chamber of Commerce knew. We tried to warn them about the leaking Red Hill Fuel Facility for years – but they ignored us. There’s still time to stop the worst from happening. But it’s going to take ALL of us to #ShutDownRedHill.

Navy Abandons Victims of Red Hill Fuel Leak

The US Navy’s Red Hill disaster has left thousands of homes uninhabitable; but only military families are receiving help. Countless forgotten civilians are living with dangerous water, with no acknowledgment from the military or their landlords. Empire Files producer Mike Prysner sat down with Native Hawaiian Aedyn-Rhys King and his family to discuss.

Native Hawaiians Fight US Navy for Polluting Island’s Water

Under the cover of pre-dawn darkness, Native Hawaiians surprised the gates of the US Navy Command with a civil disobedience action over the #RedHill fuel leak.

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Sierra Club Hawaii Red Hill Breakdown – Most comprehensive and detailed breakdown of the problem

HPR Red Hill Timeline – Timeline of events, including recent leaks and developments. Updated regularly

Civil Beat: “How Hawaii Activists Helped Force The Military’s Hand On Red Hill” – Covers the work of O‘ahu Water Protectors, kānaka maoli and other groups in the Shut Down Red Hill Coalition successfully fought to get the Pentagon to announce shut down.

He wai e mana, he wai e ola: Protecting the Waters of Moanalua – Shelley Muneoka, Kepo‘o Keli‘ipa‘akaua, and Wayne Chung Tanaka detail the cultural significance of the waters of Moanalua, and why we must fight to protect it.

The US military is polluting Hawaii’s water supply – and denying it – Wayne Tanaka writes about the Red Hill crisis and how the US Navy hired top lawyers to ensure millions of gallons of fuel remain 100 feet above our aquifer.

Mālama Wai: Water Education – A collection of resources curated to help educators teach about the importance of wai, water rights, clean water advocacy, the water cycle, Kapūkaki (Red Hill), and other water-related materials.

In Hawaii, Water Is Life—And It’s in Danger – Before the military and tourism sectors began exploiting Hawai‘i’s water resources, Native people were caring for them. The Frontline explains how the islands can look to the past to build a better future.


RED ALERT AT RED HILL: Navy Disaster Poisons Hawaii – The US Navy has poisoned the largest water supply in O‘ahu, Hawaii. Nobody knows how long residents have been drinking toxic water, how big the chemical leak is, or how many it will impact. But instead of urgent action to save lives, the Navy is engaging in a cover up. Abby Martin and Mike Prysner are joined by Lori Freshwater, journalist and survivor of the Camp Lejeune Navy disaster, to discuss this urgent story.

Shut Down Red Hill, Ola I Ka Wai with Shelley Muneoka – A Navy storage facility built in Red Hill during WWII has been leaking jet fuel underground on O‘ahu for decades. Uahikea talks with about how the military is poisoning the water and people, and the movement to protect water and demilitarize Hawai‘i.

Water Protectors of O‘ahu – Malia Osorio and Tina Grandinetti joins Kamea to discuss the movement to shut down the Navy’s Red Hill Facility, which has been contributing to water contamination and poisoning on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i.

Interview with Red Hill Frontline Fighter: Navy Imperiling Life on O‘ahu – Empire Files interviews Wayne Tanaka, head of Sierra Club of Hawai‘i and leading legal actions against the Navy facility, to give the urgent updates about this unfolding catastrophe