|From:||KYLE KAJIHIRO <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||17 Dec 1998 14:08:13|
|Subject:||Malama Makua report: 12/15/98|
>The meeting today went very well. Long. It ended up going from 9:00-4:00. > EPA and the State of Hawai`i have agreed to look into testing for >contamination (primarily lead) in the muliwai (brackish ponds) on the state >park property, outside of the military reservation. Initial discussions >were also begun in securing a critcal analysis of the testing done by the >Army back in 1994, upon which the EPA has based its analysis. Furthermore, >both the EPA and the State Departmeent of Health have indicated that, based >on the public input from the September 30, 1998 meeting, they are >reconsidering their earlier position to delay clean-up of the >Open-burn/Open-Detonation site. Most important of all, further discussions >on the future of Makua will continue. > >Malama Makua has also been informed that the US Army has filed papers with >the US Fish and Wildlife Service to begin the process of complying with the >Endangered Species Act. Malama Makua takes this as a sign that the US Army >is conceeding at least one half of our lawsuit. > >Mahalo, > >Roger Furrer > > >PRESS RELEASE >For Immediate Release >December 13, 1998 > >For further information contact Malama Makua through: > Sparky Rodrigues, 696-2823 or > Roger Furrer, 695-5317 > >Malama Makua and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will tour Makua >Military Reservation on Tuesday, December 15, 1998. The site visit will be >followed by an informal meeting of community representatives, the EPA, the >State Department of Health (DOH), and a senior military official. The >site visit will begin at 9:00 am with the meeting scheduled to begin at >1:00 pm at the Makua Range headquarters conference room. > >The site visit is a follow-up to the September 30, 1998 meeting between the >EPA, the DOH, and community representatives regarding the clean-up and >closure at the Open-Burn, Open-Detonation (OBOD) site at Makua Military >Reservation. At that time, the EPA proposed indefinitely delaying the >closure of the OBOD site, contrary to the request of the US Army. The EPA >recommendation also met with strong opposition from the Wai`anae Community, >which called for the clean up of the valley and the closure of the military >reservation at Makua. > >Malama Makua and the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund are currently suing >the US Army over their failure to complete an environmental impact >statement covering their use of Makua valley, and for their failure to >comply with the US Endangered Species Act. Makua is home to over 30 >endangered plants and animals, many of which are known only to exist in >that valley. > >Malama Makua is a community-based organization seeking to protect Makua >valley, clean up almost 70 years of military debris, and to return it to >civilian control.
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