HONOLULU — The U.S. Navy says it is considering a new plan to use double-wall tanks to upgrade a fuel storage facility in Honolulu.
The Navy says if the upgrade cannot be completed it will relocate the fuel in 20 tanks that sit atop the Southern Oahu Basal Aquifer.
A 2014 leak of 27,000 gallons (102,203 liters) of fuel at the facility threatened Oahu’s drinking water and prompted calls for improvements.
The Navy's Sept. 9 proposal had favored single-wall tank upgrades with added monitoring features.
The plan was rejected by a Honolulu City Council committee last month and was opposed by the Board of Water Supply.