2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 Apr 2002 16:33:20 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Kahoolawe cleanup lagging
Kahoolawe cleanup lagging

By Pat Omandam

When Kahoolawe is turned over to the state in 2003 by the federal 
government, it is estimated that two-thirds of the island's surface will 
be cleared of unexploded ordnance, according to the Kahoolawe Island 
Reserve Commission.

Keoni Fairbanks, the commission's executive director, told a joint state 
Senate panel this week that the U.S. Navy estimates 69 percent of the 
island's surface and less than 10 percent of unexploded ordnance from 
its subsurface will be cleared by November 2003.

Fairbanks testified that the Navy had agreed in 1994 to clear 100 
percent of the surface and 30 percent of the subsurface ordnance. The 
amount of clearance remaining means the state will face limitations on 
plans for cultural and environmental restorations, he said.

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