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“Flowable Tank Bottoms” Defueling Set to Begin Dec. 4

23-001 | Nov. 27, 2023

HONOLULU, Hawaii —

Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) will continue gravity-based defueling of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Dec. 4, pending regulatory approval. 

Having successfully completed gravity defueling of the tanks to the 7-foot level on November 17th and a brief intermission to reset, JTF-RH will remove the remaining usable fuel from the bottom of the fourteen storage tanks, a little less than 1 million gallons, referred to as “flowable tank bottoms.”  

Emptying the tank bottoms is expected to be complete by Dec. 8.  

A JTF-RH video illustrating defueling of flowable tank bottoms can be found here:  

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