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US agencies investigate the effect of the Navy fuel leak on the civilian population

US agencies investigate the effect of the Navy fuel leak on the civilian population.

HONOLULU – Public health officials in the United States are investigating how civilians have been affected by the oil leak into Pearl Harbor tap water from a Navy fuel storage facility.

The Hawaii Department of Health says it asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to conduct the study.

Officials will inspect civilians living in homes served by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s water distribution system.

They will also try to reach people exposed to contaminated water at work or school. Hundreds of people complained of physical ailments from ingesting its water late last year.

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