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Red Hill

Risk and Vulnerability Assessment at Red Hill

The Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) requires the Navy and Defense Logistics Agency to conduct an assessment of the risk posed by the facility to the groundwater resources. This risk assessment goes beyond a typical environmental risk assessment, which usually only analyzes the level of health risk posed by concentrations of contaminants in the environment. The risk assessment required by the AOC will evaluate the probabilities of various events that may result in the release of fuel into the surrounding environment. These events could include human error, mechanical failures, fires, or earthquakes. The assessment will study these types of scenarios and others to determine the likelihood of releases and their consequences. This risk assessment will provide important information to support contaminant modeling and tank upgrade decisions.

On April 13, 2017, the Navy and Defense Logistics Agency submitted a scope of work for the risk and vulnerability assessment to the Hawaii Department of Health and EPA for approval. The Hawaii Department of Health and EPA conditionally approved this scope of work on May 16, 2017. The Navy and Defense Logistics Agency are required to submit a report containing a risk and vulnerability assessment for the facility to the Hawaii Department of Health and EPA by November 16, 2018.


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