Community Sounds Off On Miramar Fuel Pipeline Repair

Take a walk along the pristine trails of La Playa in Point Loma and you see these sticks with warning signs… a warning about an underground pipeline a lot of San Diegans don't know about.

The pipeline starts at the Point Submarine Base, home to the biggest naval fuel farm in the world. 

It delivers fuel for ships and jets.

The seventeen-mile-long pipeline makes its way through Point Loma, the San Diego River and Clairemont Mesa before ending at the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. 

But the Navy has plans to replace and move the last southern-most several miles of the pipeline to get it way from the water.  There are also plans to relocate it where it runs near the Rose Canyon earthquake fault. 

But some residents say because the eight-inch pipeline system almost sixty-years-old, the entire  seventeen miles needs to be replaced.

It's why they show up at this special open house forum set up by the Navy on Wednesday night.


John Soderman

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