U.S. Space Forces Indo-Pacific News


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HALEAKALA, Hawaii -- Approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at the Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC) located at the summit of Haleakala, Hawaii, Jan. 29.

Due to a mechanical issue, a diesel fuel pump for an on-site backup generator failed to shutoff during the night of Jan. 29. At 8 a.m. Jan. 30, site maintenance personnel identified that the pump failed to shut off and immediately deactivated the transfer pump. Approximately 700 gallons of diesel fuel was released from the system. There were no injuries, and the cause of the failure is under review. Fuel spill experts from the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center will assess the site to begin remediation efforts.

Notification of the spill was made to the Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

“We understand the importance of being good stewards of the environment and will work with necessary state and federal officials as we begin clean-up efforts,” said Brig. Gen. Anthony Mastalir, commander of U.S. Space Forces Indo-Pacific.

Additional information will be released when available.

For questions, please contact Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs at 808-448-3221.