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US Navy to push for low-cost upgrades to Oahu fuel tanks

In a deal with the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Health, the Navy agreed to examine options to improve tank safety after 27,000 gallons (10,200 liters) of fuel leaked at the facility in 2014. The EPA and the state Health Department must sign off on the Navy’s selection to improve the tanks built in the 1940s. The affordable option would include coating the tanks and nozzles to prevent corrosion and upgrading the leak detection system. That could cost up to $25 million per tank.