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NPR reports on the trial sparked by military families in Hawaii due to a jet fuel leak contaminating water.

Richelle Dietz, living in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, uses bi-weekly water deliveries since their water was contaminated in 2021. A trial for a mass environmental injury case against the U.S. military for poisoning people with jet fuel in Pearl Harbor’s drinking water is ongoing, with 17 plaintiffs representing over 7,500 affected individuals. The U.S. government has admitted fault but disputes the severity of health effects. The plaintiffs describe ongoing health issues, and the Navy’s failure to warn about the contamination. The trial outcome will impact future damage awards or settlements for the victims.


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