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Hawaii State Legislature Honors Joint Task Force-Red Hill

24-001 | March 13, 2024

HONOLULU, Hawaii —

Joint Task Force-Red Hill (JTF-RH) received recognition for the successful completion of fuel removal activities at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF) from both houses of the Hawaii State Legislature yesterday during legislative sessions at the state capitol.

Overall, JTF-RH safely removed 104,703,574 gallons of fuel from the facility, roughly six months ahead of schedule from the original Defueling Plan.

“While I wish the circumstances surrounding 2021 were different, I am truly humbled by this honor and accept it on behalf of my team,” Wade said. “It has been an absolute privilege to serve the people of Hawaii and our military families and to do something critically important for the environment. There is still so much to do, but the removal of the fuel from above the aquifer has set the conditions for the permanent closure of the facility and long-term environmental remediation of the area.”

JTF-RH is now focused on their turnover with the newly established Navy Closure Task Force to ensure continuity of mission for safety, security, and community engagement.

JTF-RH photos and videos can be found here: Joint Task Force-Red Hill – DVIDS

For more information about JTF-RH, visit or download the App by searching for “JTF–Red Hill” in the Apple App store or Google Play store.

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