US military to begin draining Pearl Harbor pipelines

  • An above-ground fuel storage tanks stands at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. The U.S. military says it's ready to begin draining fuel from three pipelines as part of an initial step toward closing a World War II-era fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water last year. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — The U.S. military said Monday it’s ready to begin draining 1 gallons of fuel from three pipelines as part of an initial step toward closing a World War II-era fuel storage facility that leaked petroleum into Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year.