Honolulu utility shuts well to prevent fuel contamination

  • This 2018 photo shows a tunnel inside the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility in Pearl Harbor, Oahu. (U.S. Navy via AP)

HONOLULU — Amid a continuing crisis over fuel contaminating the Navy’s tap water at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu’s water utility said Friday it shut off one of its wells so it doesn’t taint its own supply with petroleum from an underground aquifer it shares with the military.