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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM



   SUNDAY, March 26, 2017


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    March 26 2017,   Honolulu, Hawaii.   

    Carroll starts with a discussion about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and who needs it, referring to an article in today's StarAdvertiser.   Carroll notes the EPA is dysfunctional and mostly defers to the individual states for enforcement, shielding state governments.   Carroll talks about his own experiences trying to file complaints with the EPA.   Carroll and callers discuss the lack of progress on such issues as the Red Hill fuel leak and gas leaking from the Kapa'a landfill.    They also discuss the many sewage spills in Honolulu, including the Ala Wai Canal.  Where is the EPA on that?   The EPA should be fixed, not dismantled to help big business.     

    The second hour Carroll continues his discussion about the Big Island Dairy that he started last week.   Carroll plays audio of Brad Duff, General Manager of the dairy, speaking to the O'okala community at a meeting on March 14, 2017, regarding problems at the dairy and what the dairy is doing to fix them.    O'okala residents are very concerned about the smell, the catchment ponds, the runoff,  and what is being done to prevent future flooding, but Duff did not adequately answer their concerns.   O'okala residents also noted  the Department of Health has not responded to their many complaints in the past.    After the meeting the community learned that in 2014 and 2016 the Department of Health released reports about their investigation of the dairy.  The reports addressed many of  the issues the community is complaining about but notices of violation were never issued.  Brad Duff indicated the dairy cleaned the culverts that direct runoff into the ocean, but did not know much about any of the other problems.   The community noted, even cleaning the old sugar cane plantation culverts is not a good solution.    Carroll discusses the reports.  


    Link here to the 2014 Department of Health Inspection Report.  

    Link here to the 2016 Department of Health Inspection Report.  

    Link here to audio of Brad Duff speaking at the O'okala Community Meeting, March 14, 2017.



    On March 14, 2017, Carroll and Friends of Maha'ulepu attended the O'okala community meeting to learn what to expect if a proposed industrial dairy is allowed to be built on Kauai.  While visiting the area Carroll and Friends of Maha'ulepu observed manure water from the effluent pond being sprayed into the air to "fertilize" a portion of a field that is not growing anything.  The spray was drifting throughout the area, and the "water" was running off the field.   This does not look good.     Link here to video of sprayer in action.   

    Link here to last week's show with Friends of Maha'ulepu, discussing the Big Island Dairy.

    For more information about the proposed dairy on Kauai, visit  the Friends of Maha'ulepu  website at  www.friendsofmahaulepu.org






                                                             Cows in action at the Big Island Dairy, located on slopes above the community of O'okala.

















                                             Spring is in the air!

                            Water is sprayed from catchment pond shown below.




              Cow manure is dried out here.  The dried manure is used for cow bedding  



      These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home.  Ages range from 3 to 12 months.  

      They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained.   Now, all  they need is your love.  Who can resist a new kitten?


      To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email carroll@carrollcox.com.     







        Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated, and resolved, in the past.  You will also find him on youtube at cox7826627 and on  facebook.  


      Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.  
      Link here to a list of his shows.  They can also be viewed on  Olelo video on demand.  











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