2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 7 Nov 2003 15:24:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Navy’s Kahoolawe cleanup nears finish
Navy’s Kahoolawe cleanup nears finish
The state will need to apply for limited funds to clear any ordnance
after next March
By Gregg K. Kakesako, gkakesako@starbulletin.com
November 7, 2003

KAHOOLAWE >> No federal money will be available to continue the cleanup
of Kahoolawe once the decade-old $460 million appropriation runs out
early next year, the Navy's Hawaii region commander said yesterday.

"The state can petition the federal government through the Congress for
more money," said Rear Adm. Barry McCullough, commander of Navy Region

McCullough said the Navy is "committed to coming back and removing
previously undetected unexploded ordnance" even after it returns control
to the state on Tuesday. In addition, McCullough said the Navy will
place the 11-mile-long island, six miles southwest of Maui, in the
defense environmental restoration program.

However, McCullough acknowledged that Kahoolawe will have to compete
with other sites for the limited money the Navy uses for cleanup

For seven decades, the military bombarded the island with rockets and
other weapons in its use as a target range. In 1990, President Bush
ended the use of the island as a weapons range. Kahoolawe has been on
the National Register of Historic Places since 1981.

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