Proposed Cleanup: Kohala Sugar Pesticide Mixing Site (comments 12/5/2013 – 1/8/2014)

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in All, Interagency Pesticide Initatives

The HEER Office is inviting public review and comment on proposed cleanup actions at the former Kohala pesticide mixing site near Hāwī, North Kohala district, Hawaiʻi Island (TMK 3-5-5-019-025, portion). The soils on a portion of this site are known to be contaminated with arsenic and dioxins at levels that require action to reduce potential for future exposures. A Draft Cleanup Grant application that the landowner, Hawaiʻi Island Community Development Corporation (HICDC) is planning to submit to a competitive U.S. EPA grant program to seek partial funding for a site cleanup is also available for public review and comment. The public notice, a site fact sheet, the Draft Removal Action Report, and the Draft HICDC Cleanup Grant application are available for review and comment until 1/8/2014 (see links below). After the public comment period, the HEER Office will carefully consider all comments received and make a final determination on actions to address contamination at this site.