PBS NewsHour

Navy's water pollution flub in Hawaii follows years of alarm

Clip: 12/07/2021 | 8m 50s | Video has closed captioning.

U.S. military families stationed in Hawaii are dealing with tap water contaminated with petroleum. The cause is unknown, but investigators say a leak from a nearby fuel storage facility operated by the Navy may be to blame. On Monday, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro issued an apology, calling the situation a “horrible tragedy.” But as Stephanie Sy reports, warning signs went ignored.

Aired: 12/07/21

Rating: NR

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