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The Conversation: The 8th anniversary of the 27,000-gallon fuel spill at Red Hill


On the eighth anniversary of a 27,000-gallon spill of jet fuel in the Red Hill area, The Conversation welcomed Ernest "Ernie" Lau from the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and Gary Gill, who was with the Department of Health at the time of the leak.

Where did all that fuel go? What vulnerabilities remain? And what's the Navy's responsibility in light of the recent water crisis impacting thousands of residents? Those questions and more, on this call-in show on Jan. 13, 2022.

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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