Spending bill has $403M for leaky Oahu fuel tank facility

  • In this Aug. 26, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Lt. Cmdr. Blake Whittle, fuel department director, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, briefs Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Defense Logistics Agency Energy Commander, Director of Operational Energy Policy and staff during a Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility tour near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Navy is scrambling to contain what one lawmaker has called a "crisis of astronomical proportions" after jet fuel leaked from an 80-year-old Hawaii tank farm, seeped into a drinking water well and polluted the water streaming out of faucets in Pearl Harbor military housing. (Shannon Haney/U.S. Navy via AP)

  • In this Dec. 23, 2021, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Rear Adm. John Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), and Chief of Civil Engineers, leads Navy and civilian water quality recovery experts through the tunnels of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, near Pearl Harbor. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Luke McCall/U.S. Navy via AP)

HONOLULU — Hawaii members of Congress said Monday a spending bill that must pass to avoid a government shutdown includes $403 million to address the crisis caused by the leaking of petroleum from a Navy fuel storage tank facility into Pearl Harbor drinking water.