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Red Hill defueling Task Force working to remove fuel from pipes within weeks, with target finish for July 2024

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The Navy's moved up its timeline for defueling Red Hill by six months to July of 2024. And the new commander overseeing the project pledged today to act with urgency to prevent another major disaster on O'ahu.

Here in the new Joint Taskforce Red Hill, the Defense Department says about 120 personnel will be working to ensure the safe and expeditious defueling of Red Hill.

But safely emptying the more than 100 million gallons in the underground fuel tanks, won't be easy. There's one million gallons of fuel in pipes that must first be removed to reduce the risks of another major spill.

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