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Joint Task Force-Red Hill first week update

23-001 | Oct. 20, 2023


As of 2:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) safely removed 16,299,594 gallons from the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF).  

JTF-RH completed transfer of fuel to the first tanker by gravity draining approximately 12 million gallons of F-24 fuel from tanks 2 and 6 at the RHBFSF, Oct. 18.  

Currently, JTF-RH is defueling from RHBFSF to the above ground storage tanks at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support training and operational requirements.  

Sunday, Oct. 22, is a crew rest day. Next week, JTF-RH intends to transfer fuel from RHBFSF to merchant tankers Empire State and Torm Thunder.  

Daily updates are available on the JTF-RH mobile app, which can be downloaded by searching for “JTF–Red Hill” in the Apple App store or Google Play store

JTF-RH is committed to working with regulators and government stakeholders to ensure Red Hill is defueled safely, expeditiously, and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 

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