Inside look into one of 20 active and non-active Red Hill Fuel Tanks. Photo credit: Maritime Exclusive.

What is Red Hill, and why does it keep leaking?

In an effort to pursue United States Military operations in the Pacific during World War II, the US government commissioned the installation of 20 fuel tanks on the Island of O‘ahu. The fuel tanks are situated underground in Ko‘olau Range, a mountain range in the middle-east portion of the island. In 2014, one of the 18 currently active fuel tanks just outside the metropolitan area of Honolulu, Hawai‘i…