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    Navy hikes toxic leak estimate: ‘They’re on thin ice’

    HONOLULU (KHON2) — Navy officials said on Tuesday, Nov. 29 that they discovered 1,100 gallons of toxic fire suppressant had been released from a Red Hill storage facility.

    Officials said on Saturday, Dec. 3 that the amount that was actually released could be almost 20 percent higher than originally reported.

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    Military officials said the 1,100 gallons of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) was released inside a tunnel at Red Hill and the immediate outside and adjacent area.

    According to a sampling plan submitted to the Department of Health on the evening of Friday Dec. 2, an estimated 1,300 gallons actually went out.

    Retired Army colonel and State Department diplomat Ann Wright said it is nothing new.

    “I was in the military myself for 29 years, so I know that there is, there are…

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