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The US Navy appealed the order of the authorities of Hawaii to remove the fuel depot after fuel contamination of drinking water

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The dispute between the state of Hawaii and the US Navy began after the administration of the Hawaiian Islands ordered the draining of fuel tanks at the Red Hill warehouse. The reason for this decision by the state authorities was an emergency: the fuel leaked into the well with drinking water and polluted the tap water in the homes and offices of Pearl Harbor. Thousands of people required medical attention.


Following this incident, State Governor David Ige issued his emergency order on December 6, 2021. On January 3, 2022, the corresponding order was issued by the State Department of Health. First, the US Navy announced its readiness to comply with the order of the department, but then US Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced that she would prepare an appeal against the decision of the state authorities.

The military expects that while the court is considering the appeal, they will find some solution to the current situation. The appeal lists the steps the Navy has taken to remedy the situation, including providing bottled water, laundry services and alternative housing to victims. At the same time, the fleet insists that the state authorities did not provide evidence of the danger of the fuel depot itself ... Meanwhile, the state authorities are perplexed about what other evidence the US Navy command and the Pentagon want to see.

Civil administration officials say the Red Hill facility poses a significant threat to the local population. If the Navy doesn't unload the fuel depots on its own, the state will seek legal action, and very forcefully. This was stated by David Henkin, charge d'affaires for Earthjustice, the group that represents the Sierra Club of Hawaii.
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  1. sergo1914
    sergo1914 3 February 2022 10: 21
    +16
    Hawaii authorities should ask the Japanese to re-bomb the base
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 3 February 2022 11: 07
      +13
      Where is Greta? Why is it not in a hurry to protect nature? Or is she making her way to Hawaii on foot?
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 3 February 2022 11: 44
        +4
        Quote: Reptiloid
        Where is Greta? Why is it not in a hurry to protect nature?

        Because the warehouse is "democratic", which means it is impossible to be environmentally friendly !!! And in general you don’t understand this!
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 3 February 2022 12: 05
          +5
          Quote: NDR-791
          ..... the warehouse is "democratic", which means it is impossible to be environmentally friendly !!! And in general you don’t understand this!

          wassat laughing tongue hi Of course, it's completely different! I wonder if Greta stopped using toilet paper, as the Chinese advised her ??? ~~1 year ago, Greta went to China and was very angry that the Chinese were destroying trees using bamboo sticks. The Chinese suggested that she go back to school and find out that bamboo is GRASS. And in order to save the trees, she needs not to use paper at all, incl. toilet, and women's items.
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 4 February 2022 00: 21
            +1
            Perl-Harbor
            1875 - Hawaiian government signs treaty establishing US naval base
            1883 - Grateful USA arranges a coup d'état in Hawaii (analogous to modern color revolutions)
            1898 - Hawaii is annexed by the United States (read - occupied). A puppet government has been set up.
            1959 - Fighting for their rights, the Hawaiians finally got the United States with their strikes, preventing the military base from working normally. Prior to this, the issue of granting Hawaii the rights of a full-fledged US state was raised several times, but it was always "torpedoed." But then they decided to approve. For legitimacy, they quickly organized the "victory" of the desired candidate in the next elections in Hawaii, and he came to the United States to officially ask to be admitted to the United States. The request was granted.
            And what, after such a story, the Hawaiians still sincerely think that the military will reckon with them?
      2. Tatyana
        Tatyana 3 February 2022 11: 50
        -1
        First, the US Navy announced its readiness to comply with the order of the department, but then US Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced that she would prepare an appeal against the decision of the state authorities.

        US Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks (51 years old, white American) is, according to the colonial mentality of US officials, an ordinary "economic killer" of the countries they colonize, represented in this case by the top leadership of the US Department of Defense!
      3. 210ox
        210ox 3 February 2022 12: 00
        +1
        Nothing will break off for Greta there. Do not cut down money on this. More precisely for its curators. Look, even for exceptional Americans there is only one thing - suing. Otherwise, I'm not me and the horse is not mine
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 3 February 2022 12: 24
          +1
          Quote: 210ox
          Nothing will break off for Greta there. Do not cut the money.....

          What is it about. For example, representatives arrived at the environmental summit on such planes that caused great harm to the environment. And nothing! about it. Or Greta herself --- earlier arrived on a yacht, the crew of which was delivered by plane for replacement! A carbon fiber yacht --- a huge harm to nature! Instead of flying to New York back and forth with dad, the sailors of the yacht flew on the plane, 5 people, 2 times!
          One can recall a series of fantastic stories by Poul Anderson about the Maurais and the novel "Orion Rising" from the same series, which describes the struggle of extreme environmentalists-extremists...
  2. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 3 February 2022 10: 23
    +4
    Bastards are used to the fact that they do not bear any responsibility for their deeds.
    1. 28st region
      28st region 5 February 2022 05: 29
      +1
      I do not understand who the bastards are? This is their country and let them frolic, pour oil, explode bombs, etc. I only support
  3. carpenter
    carpenter 3 February 2022 10: 34
    +1
    . The state authorities, meanwhile, are perplexed about what more evidence the US Navy and the Pentagon want to see.
    And why evidence, in the United States no one proves to anyone, they simply appoint the guilty.
    As in this case, the authorities of Hawaii and the Hawaiians themselves are to blame, but the US Navy is not to blame and, as always, "white and fluffy."
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 3 February 2022 12: 03
      0
      Quote: carpenter
      and the US Navy, he is not to blame and, as always, "white and fluffy."

      Well, yes, they are all and always as "white and fluffy" as the pipets constantly coming from the States.
  4. yuriy55
    yuriy55 3 February 2022 10: 38
    +2
    120 years ago, the US Senate approved the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, which previously had an independent self-sufficient state - the Kingdom of Hawaii. This was preceded by a series of armed uprisings by Americans living on the islands, and the forced deprivation of a significant part of the indigenous population of any political rights. At the end of the XNUMXth century, Washington began military and economic expansion into Asia, and the value of the Hawaiian Islands as an American military base increased dramatically.

    Maybe take the side of independent Hawaii? Put an end to the American genocide...
    Here it is - vaunted democracy and international law.
    hi
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 3 February 2022 11: 13
      +2
      Exactly! Establish a Hawaii government-in-exile, resurrecting the original Kamehameah Dynasty that ruled in the XNUMXth century!
    2. carpenter
      carpenter 5 February 2022 16: 57
      +1
      Quote: yuriy55
      Maybe take the side of independent Hawaii? Put an end to the American genocide...

      Ukraine will be against and Poland.
  5. Lonely loner
    Lonely loner 3 February 2022 10: 38
    +1
    That is, the US Navy has the right to poison the inhabitants of the state of Hawaii until the court forbids them?
    1. Igool
      Igool 3 February 2022 11: 01
      0
      And who told you that they poison? The Navy generally considers this leak to be like vitamin supplements for Hawaiians.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 February 2022 10: 39
    +3
    What, what, and in judicial red tape, the Americans are great specialists. The governor of the state should be pleased that the Americans did not raise the issue of compensation for the issued document, which caused them an irreparable moral injury.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 3 February 2022 10: 45
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      The governor of the state should be pleased that the Americans did not raise the issue of compensation

      Here they will demand compensation for water, for housing, for laundry. Oh, and this help will cost dearly!
    2. 28st region
      28st region 5 February 2022 05: 35
      +1
      Hawaii has a very strict environmental regime. They can wrap up and not let you into some islands if you haven’t washed your shoes and brought dirt from other islands, and the fines go off scale all conceivable limits. Chickens there are elevated to the rank of a sacred cow in India, and because. they belong to some kind of species, they will peck from your plate, but you can’t touch them.
      In general, it seems to me that the governor will win this war. And the question is not in ecology, the question is in the elections of both the future president and the governor.
  7. lot
    lot 3 February 2022 10: 55
    +1


    Elizabethan Fortress or Fort Elizabeth (eng. Russian Fort Elizabeth - "Russian Fort Elizabeth") - a former Russian fortress on the island of Kauai (Hawaii, USA), built in 1816-1817 under the leadership of an employee of the Russian-American Company Georg Schaeffer (1779- 1836) by local residents. The construction of the fortress was part of Schaeffer's plan to create a colony on the island and annex Hawaii to the Russian Empire, but already in the summer of 1817, Kauai was abandoned by the Russians under pressure from the Hawaiians and Americans.


    According to Vice Speaker Tolstoy, when a number of countries that were previously part of the empire join Russia, the Baltic countries and Finland will "crawl themselves", realizing "the insignificance of their position."

    and there is no order. so they need it.
  8. COJIDAT
    COJIDAT 3 February 2022 11: 00
    0
    In the photo, a dude saws out a cap to drive it into a rusty pipe) And we scold our plumbers)))
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 3 February 2022 11: 00
    +1
    Hawaii... heaven on earth.
    The question is .... is it such a paradise, really?
    1. hohol95
      hohol95 3 February 2022 11: 12
      +4
      Let the Yankees arrange the showdown themselves.
      Don't we ourselves have places polluted by army and navy units? Currently active or long since disbanded.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 February 2022 11: 23
        +2
        There are problem areas ... there is a lot of clean-up work to be done.
        1. Region-25.rus
          Region-25.rus 3 February 2022 13: 53
          +2
          cleaning work to be done, a lot.
          remember .... Norilsk Nickel. "Mr" Potanin is alive and well angry
      2. akarfoxhound
        akarfoxhound 3 February 2022 11: 28
        0
        Those. what is happening in the world should not be of interest until paradise is built on a specific territory, as I understand it? Those. - never. Do you present this personal perception only to Russia or somewhere else? winked
        1. hohol95
          hohol95 3 February 2022 12: 46
          +2
          You need to be interested in what is happening in the rest of the world. But do not forget that we also have many problem areas.
          And many disbanded military units and ruined enterprises left behind serious pollution!
          You need to see the logs in your own eyes and the specks in others!
          1. akarfoxhound
            akarfoxhound 3 February 2022 14: 39
            0
            That is, I repeat, to consider and discuss exclusively the internal, about the external - to remain silent exclusively. Silence respectfully or reverently?
            1. hohol95
              hohol95 3 February 2022 15: 03
              0
              If you want to discuss such topics - discuss. Freedom of speech. But do not be like those who still say - "And you have blacks being lynched!"
              Revealing the negative of the opponent, do not forget about your own "jambs and shortcomings"!
              1. akarfoxhound
                akarfoxhound 3 February 2022 16: 45
                0
                Write your article about our abandoned bases! What is the problem? There is much to write about. But! I assure you that no one will remember "Hawaii" in the comments of a potential article! About the bureaucracy in any regional administration of the Russian Federation - the same picture, they will only bonfire "our relatives", although at the expense of bureaucratic procedures in Germany, we never dreamed of such a paper bacchanalia! Moreover, if you write an article about terribly corruption in the same states, there will be an order of magnitude more followers similar to you "for a log against a mote". And what - now to talk only about yourself? The article was about the relationship of NAVY, power and Hawaiians, at what polar star is Russia here in the article?
                Does your soul hurt about Russia? Write please! let's talk
                1. hohol95
                  hohol95 3 February 2022 17: 28
                  0
                  Watch the movie "Empty Flight". And let's talk.
                  And the bureaucrats and corrupt officials of other countries are of little interest to me. I live in the Russian Federation, not in Germany or the USA.
                  And about the article - the purity of water in Hawaiian water pipes does not depend on us.
                  The local authorities will be able to defeat the Navy - honor and praise to them. If they can't, it's their problem!
                  In January 1848, gold deposits were found in California and another "Gold Rush" began. Gold was mined using mercury.
                  Until now, the rivers of California are polluted with mercury hundreds of times higher than the MPC.
                  And the Yankees themselves claim that nature can be cleansed of mercury only after 10000 years.
                  But our rivers - the Ob, the Volga, the Yenisei and others - are full of various filth.
      3. p0pulivox
        p0pulivox 3 February 2022 18: 57
        -1
        hohol95 (Alexey)!
        We have quite enough such places, and besides, there were similar claims in Eastern Europe after the withdrawal of our troops. Therefore, such pathos seething is not very clear ... in pipes in many comments ...
    2. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 3 February 2022 11: 27
      +6
      hi Greetings, Victor!
      It's paradise! When VOLCANOES sleep.
      In September last year, the Kilauea volcano, which means spewing, woke up and frightened people ... In general, this volcano reminds of itself every year. Locals believe that Pele, the Goddess of Volcanoes, lives there.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 February 2022 12: 33
        +2
        Hi Dmitry soldier
        A person gets used to everything ... the locals are used to being shaken.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 3 February 2022 12: 56
          +2
          Quote: rocket757
          ..... A person gets used to everything ... the locals are used to being shaken.

          Hawaiians today are immigrants from other islands of Polynesia .. They settled the islands of the island in the 2nd millennium AD.~~~~during the time of the Crusades. HAWAIKI (approximately) in their language --- "promised land".
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 3 February 2022 13: 14
            +1
            Well, these took root, there was enough time.
    3. Hypertension
      Hypertension 3 February 2022 11: 54
      +3
      Quote: rocket757
      The question is .... is it such a paradise, really?

      Not as heavenly as the Sverdlovsk region (which accounts for the largest number of cases of high and extremely high levels of pollution over the past ten years.), Of course, but you can live ...
      In general, before looking at the mote in someone else's eye, one should notice it on one's own log. For, according to the Accounts Chamber: up to 40% of the Russian population regularly use poor-quality water.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 3 February 2022 12: 35
        0
        And what is wrong?
        If you raise the topic of pollution in our country, do you think it will be ignored?
        1. Hypertension
          Hypertension 3 February 2022 12: 39
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          If you raise the topic of pollution in our country, do you think it will be ignored?

          It says so in the comment:
          Quote: Hyperion
          the largest number of cases of high and extremely high levels of pollution over the past ten years
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 3 February 2022 12: 47
            +2
            A comment is not an article to which readers react as they see fit.
            And there are enough problems in our country, they are solved poorly, if they are solved at all.
            However, when citizens/society rears up, the federal center begins to stir and forces the guilty to correct the most critical, at least.
            There is also a legacy from the past that the federal authorities should deal with, since there is no one else.
            A whole bunch of problems ....
  10. Sibguest
    Sibguest 3 February 2022 11: 09
    -1
    To the authorities of Hawaii: Write to SPORTLOTO. Rather answer.
  11. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 3 February 2022 11: 24
    -2
    The sheriff's black problems "were not erotically excited." Just amazing! laughing
  12. riwas
    riwas 3 February 2022 11: 41
    -1
    At the same time, the fleet insists that the state authorities did not provide evidence of the danger of the fuel depot itself ... Meanwhile, the state authorities are perplexed about what other evidence the US Navy command and the Pentagon want to see.

    Sample. The US administration is also acting against Russia.
  13. evgen1221
    evgen1221 3 February 2022 12: 13
    +1
    And where is the report or article about this on Russian Orwell TV in five minutes of hate? The case fits perfectly into the Rospropaganda training manual. Well, was there silence?
  14. APASUS
    APASUS 3 February 2022 12: 14
    -2
    It is necessary to bill the residents of the Hawaiian Islands. It is their US army that gives expensive fuel to drink instead of water, but they are not happy laughing laughing laughing
    Completely insolent, did not understand their happiness
  15. Iris
    Iris 3 February 2022 21: 26
    0
    Following this incident, State Governor David Ige issued his
    emergency order.


    What can I say - really Democracy. I can imagine the reaction of our military to the "order" of some regional leader.
    It would come soon)))