Activists with CodePink, in solidarity with Hawaii-based water protectors, on Friday projected images on a submarine tower outside the Navy museum in Washington, D.C., calling for a shutdown of a military fuel storage facility associated with contamination of Oahu drinking water.\r\n\r\nMessages displayed on the USS Balao Conning Tower included \u0022Shut down Red Hill tanks,\u0022 \u0022Demilitarize Hawaii,\u0022 and \u0022Navy is poison.\u0022\r\n\r\nIn a Saturday statement, CodePink said that the \u0022Navy\u0026#039;s failure to protect its sailors, their families, and the broader community is further justification of the need to demilitarize and decolonize Hawai\u0026#039;i and serves as a testament to the military\u0026#039;s prioritization of \u0026#039;business as usual\u0026#039; over the health and wellbeing of the people.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe action was welcomed by the Oʻahu Water Protectors coalition, which called it a \u0022powerful demonstration of solidarity.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022We may be separated by oceans,\u0022 the group tweeted, \u0022but we are united in the same struggle to #DemilitarizeHawaii and all other peoples struggling under the yoke of U.S. imperialism.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe projections in Washington, D.C. came amid sustained outrage and protests by groups including the Oʻahu Water Protectors over the Navy\u0026#039;s Red Hill fuel storage facility, which sits above a major Oʻahu aquifer. Warning signs of impacted water were evident for years with multiple leaks, and recent water samples showing petroleum contamination far above so-called safe limits driving heightened demands for action.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) said Friday that testing of December 5 water samples from the Red Hill shaft revealed \u0022high levels of gasoline and diesel range hydrocarbons.\u0022\r\n\r\n\u0022Total petroleum hydrocarbons diesel range organics 350 times the DOH Environmental Action Level (EAL) for drinking water\u0022 were found, as well as \u0022gasoline range organics more than 66 times the DOH EAL,\u0022 the department said.\r\n\r\nResponding to the new data, the Oʻahu Water Protectors tweeted Friday: \u0022Any amount of petroleum in our water is too much. 350 times the \u0026#039;safe limit\u0026#039; is absolutely intolerable. Shut it down. U.S. Navy needs to remove themselves from the waters and the lands of Hawai‘i.\u0022\r\n\r\nThe DOH ordered the Navy to drain the 20 storage tanks, but it has not committed to doing so, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.\r\n\r\n“How dare they challenge the Director of Health’s emergency order, which has been issued to protect the health and safety and the environment for our community,” Ernie Lau, manager and chief engineer for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, told the outlet.