2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 Apr 2005 22:19:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] EPA orders private dioxin response at Pearl Harbor
Dioxin remedies ordered at Waipio 

A federal agency fears pesticides are leaking into the soil

Honolulu Star-Bulletin 
April 1, 2005

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Oahu Sugar Co. to
further investigate and address dioxin contamination at its former
pesticide mixing plant on the Waipio Peninsula in Central Oahu.

"We are concerned about dioxins being released into the environment from
the former mixing plant," said Keith Takata, EPA Superfund division
director for the Pacific Southwest.

A 2002 site investigation found high levels of dioxin near the former
mixing plant. Although a 7-foot-high fence surrounds the 1-acre area,
investigators found repaired holes in the fence and evidence of bicycle
tire tracks inside the fence in September 2003. There is also the
possibility of contaminated sediment going into Walker Bay from surface
runoff and via a drainage ditch.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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