More than 1,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into Pearl Harbor on Thursday from a 12-inch wastewater line that broke, the Navy announced Thursday afternoon.
Utility workers secured the leak at Pier B-23 and installed a plug, the Navy said in a press release, but the leaked wastewater is “unrecoverable.”
The spill comes just two days after the Department of Health fined the Navy nearly $9 million for wastewater violations that contaminated the ocean near Pearl Harbor with fecal bacteria. Along with the Navy’s contamination disaster at Red Hill, the military’s pollution of Oahu’s coastal waters has fueled community demands for the military to be better stewards of Hawaii’s environment or reduce its presence in the islands.
So I got more information and there appears to be a common theme.
In one situation, a person called the prescription refill phone number and tried to get their meds. It said the meds needed to be refilled (order?) by the Primary Care (or words to that affect,) but the person stated that they already did that and that they got a reply that they could order the refills. It was a no go and the individual was having difficulty contacting the Primary.
The person finally contacted the Pharmacy where a rude individual told that person that they would have to come in, in person, and talk to the "<something> tech" (not sure) about a medication - that was not true.
On a hunch, the person logged into their Patient Portal and was finally able to order the exact refills without visiting the pharmacy or talking to any tech.
My guess is that there are still glitches in their upgrade.
Feel free to contact me if you have any incidents you want to share.
At least five sailors aboard the USS Nimitz were sickened after military jet fuel contaminated the aircraft carrier’s water supply, the Navy said Friday.
The Navy has not confirmed whether the illnesses are directly related to the tainted drinking water. But Cmdr. Sean Robertson, a spokesperson for the U.S. Third Fleet, said the sailors reported “health concerns” that “could be associated” with ingesting the type of jet propellant that leaked into the carrier’s potable water system weeks ago.