HONOLULU (KHON2) — Work has been underway for over a month to repack lines into Red Hill’s fuel tanks so that the defueling process of just over 100 million gallons of fuel can begin on Oct. 16.

It’s a process being observed by Hawaii’s Department of Health.

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Joining KHON2 in studio is Joint Task Force – Red Hill spokesperson Commander Nico Melendez.

He will talk about what still needs to be approved by the Department of Health.

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Commander Melendez will also cover what is being done to make sure there is no fuel spilled during the de-fueling and what accountability, transparency and oversight is in place.