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Congress set to give another $1 billion for Red Hill


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(Tribune News Service) — Congress is poised to allocate another $1 billion to shutting down the Navy's Red Hill fuel facility.

The funding is expected to cover major repairs to the facility's pipelines and other infrastructure that will facilitate the safe draining of approximately 104 million gallons of fuel from aging underground tanks, as well as remediating the soil and groundwater that's been polluted by past fuel spills.

The funding is included in the annual appropriations bill, which is expected to be signed by Friday by President Joe Biden.

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