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                                                                                                                                THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, August 30, 2015


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        Carroll  provides additional information about the contaminated soil around Radford High School and newly discovered contaminated soil at Makalapa Elementary School.    Not only were parents of students at Makalapa surprised by the findings,  they were even more concerned they were never told their children were playing on contaminated soil containing high levels of  PCBs and other contaminates,  and littered with pieces of broken glass and metal  from an old Navy dumpsite/landfill.   GasCo was recently digging at the Makalapa site and inadvertently discovered contaminated soil  similar to that found at Radford was also at Makalapa.  According to the DOH, the Department of Education (DOE) was notified, but no one said anything to the Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH).  Later, after the DOH found out, they still did not notify the parents.  

        A notice was issued to the DOE and contractors not to do any more work "at or near" the Radford athletic field until an Environmental Hazard Management Plan (EHMP) is done. Though the document ws generated because of the inadvertent discovery of contaminated soil on the Makalapa campus and payground area, it did not identify the Makalapa site.    Even though there were children involved, the DOE and the Navy were only interested in protecting their own interests.  

        The bigger issue, the Navy recently did an inspection and said there were only a few pieces of glass on the playground.  Why?

        Link here to more about the story.


        FIELD OF GLASS - Makalapa Elementary School  

        Link to our 8/27/15 story on HawaiiNewsNow

        Listen to our show of 8/9/15 for more information.


        The second hour Carroll talks about the many sewage spills occurring in Hawaii.    Why aren't our big sewage fee increases fixing the problem?   Mayor Caldwell is making speeches about public urination by the homeless, but his lax administration is allowing even bigger releases of sewage onto our streets, our beaches and our ocean.       

        Carroll has information the administration did not follow standard operating procedures and  they did not respond to problems  until four hours after the initial spill.    At the initial press conference, later on the  first day, we were  told the problem was due to someone removing manhole covers.  But, they were trying to cover up the real problem.    Not only that, Carroll, who knew better,  was told he could not ask questions at the press conference because he was not "main stream media".   Wow!   Instead of putting up signs and notifying the public, the administrators sat around all day trying to figure out how to cover up the incident so it would not get out they had major problems at Ala Moana Beach Park and  Waikiki, the heart of our economy.   

         Clearly, Lori Kahikina, the director of the Department of Environmental Services,  should be fired for the multiple problems and missteps in handling the situation.    But will she, or is she made of Teflon like the man in charge of our elections?    Not only was he not  fired, he even received a huge increase in salary.   That is how it works.  




















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        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.     









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