Carroll brings us up to date with current developments regarding the 2014 fule tank leaks at Keehi Lagoon. The state and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were slow in inspecting the condition of the tanks, and seem to be in cover up mode now, but the federal government's Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Administration has taken action. See the attached Notice of Proposed Safety Order from the U.S.. Department of Transportation. The notice outlines all the problems found at the storage tank facility. There are so many issues, why haven't we heard from the EPA and State of Hawaii Department of Health yet? Also see Carroll's article, dated September, 2014, about the situation: State investigates cover-up of Keehi Lagoon oil spill.
Carroll also talks about the huge fire at Island Recycling Inc., at Campbell Industrial Park. The fire started during the early morning hours of 7/4/15, and may take several days to put out. The fire is burning in a mountain of junk with billowing clouds of black smoke. Some of the smoke, from burning oil, gasoline, and chemicals reached as far as the Nanakuli
area. We were there all a day, but did not see the EPA or State Heaoth Department on scene to monitor for air quality, runoff, or other environmental concerns this fire presented. This was not the first fire at Island Recycling, Inc. On 5/1/04 there was a fire at Island Recycling's Sand Island Facility. Link here to that story. On 12/23/03 Carroll wrote a letter to the Department of Planning and Permitting regarding conditions at Island Recycling, Inc. Link here to letter.
Island Recycling, Inc. - 7/4/15
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Other topics and announcements:
Carroll talks about the government's handling and caring for monk seals, reading a notice about a funeral for one of the monk seals.
Carroll and callers welcome Francis back to the studio. Francis is the behind the scenes producer, keeping the local talk show hosts on track. You may have also heard his voice on commercials and station breaks for the various shows. Francis has been out for chemo treatments and has been greatly missed. So glad you're back and
Donations are needed, for up to $50,000, for a matching fund donation to Cat Friends so they can continue their $5.00 spay/neuter program. Donations must be made by midnight tonight, 7/5/15, so immediate action is needed. If you are interested, see their website at www.hicatfriends.org.
If you like blues, see www.jpsmoketrain.com for information about a great local
blues band, including their schedule.
The recent June 18, 2015 Board of Water Supply meeting to discuss the Red Hill fuel leaks and the water table, will be aired on o'lelo TV, Channel 55, On Wednesday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m.
The Flamingo Restaurant on Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City, and other businesses along the highway, are losing business due to the rail construction project. Please do not forget these businesses so they can stay open!