January 8, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Carroll discusses the resignation of Police Chief Kealoha, Peter Carlisle's comments, Mayor Caldwell's dealings, and selective targeting and punishment. He then talks about our crumbling infrastructure and how it relates to misuse of resources. One example, our sewage system with multiple breaks in the same area. Why does infastructure break down sooner than it should, and why is maintenance not working?
The next subject is Rolloffs' bankruptcy and its owing $2.85 million dollars to the City and County of Honolulu for tipping fees. Back in 2010 Mr. Kris Gourlay's refuse company, KNG, LLC, was sold to Rolloffs in. But, as recently as 2016, Gourlay declared he is the owner/manager of KNG on his business registration. In 2014 Mr. Gourlay was hired by the city's Environmental Service Refuse Division
as Refuse Collection Administrator. What are his ties to Rolloffs, and is there a conflict of interest? Also, interestingly, Rolloffs' bankruptcy document lists "Caldwell for Mayor" as one of the entities that Rolloffs owes money. Carroll then talks about other examples of corruption with no indictments.
The second hour Carroll asks questions about the sewage spills at Ko 'Olina and what we were told by the government. He then talks about coal ash stockpiled at the AES Hawaii facility at Campbell Industrial Park. The ash is created from burning coal and other materials used to generate electricity. The ash drifts around, impacting neighbors and collecting in gutters
where it runs into the ocean. The pile is also next to a stream or drainage ditch. As you can see from the pictures below, in the first picture to the left, the stream is off to the right of picture, a few feet from the ash spilling out of the facility. Carroll also talks about what AES claims the coal ash is being used for, including fracking.
Finally, due to high levels of pollution in Keehi Lagoon, the proximity of the Keehi Transfer Station, and the handling of leachate, Carroll suggests the public call their government officials and ask that water in the stream flowing into Keehi Lagoon be tested for bacteria.
Link here to see Carroll's video regarding leachate from refuse trucks leaking onto our streets, and into Keehi Lagoon from the Keehi Transfer Station, where he exposes the illegal discharge and improper treatment
of leachate or wastewater at the city's municipal Waste Transfer Transfer Station, its subsequent cover-up, and the State of Hawaii, Department of Health's refusal to take enforcement action against the City and County of Honolulu.