Legal claims balloon alleging harm from Red Hill

This is a hearing in the Red Hill civil lawsuit. Attorneys for Red Hill families want to depose Admiral Paparo. The court is expected to rule on the government’s motion to prohibit deposing him. People gathered in front of the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and United States Courthouse on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. (Cindy Russell/ Honolulu Star-Advertiser)

Another 1,002 military family members and civilians have filed claims against the government alleging they were harmed when jet fuel from the Navy’s Red Hill storage facility on Oahu contaminated their drinking water in November 2021.