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Waste Management of Hawaii, City of Honolulu to Pay in EPA Settlement

April 30, 2019

Via: Waste360

Nearly 10 years ago, storms in Hawaii overwhelmed temporary pipes at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill and sent water contaminated with trash into the ocean. Now, the city of Honolulu and Waste Management of Hawaii will have to pay $425,000 as part of a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

According to a Hawaii News Now report, EPA said following the storms, medical waste washed up onto nearby beaches for weeks. As part of the agreement, the landfill must upgrade its stormwater drainage pipeline and conduct a number of facility upgrades.

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