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Navy’s underground fuel tanks in Hawaii are impenetrable to attack — and that’s the problem

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FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The 20 massive tanks that make up the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility on the outskirts of Honolulu are an engineering marvel.

Embedded deep in a volcanic mountain in the early years of World War II, the tanks can hold a quarter-billion gallons of fuel to feed the ships, submarines and aircraft at nearby Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/navy-s-underground-fuel-tanks-in-hawaii-are-impenetrable-to-attack-and-that-s-the-problem-1.604488

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