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                                                                                                                                THE CARROLL COX SHOW  :  1080 AM




   SUNDAY, November 29, 2015


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          November 29, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii.  

          Carroll talks about the environmental impact of Oahu's H-Power plant.   Federal law states it must run by specific standards, but it is not meeting those standards.   The City and County of Honolulu is one of the biggest violators of environmental laws, from sewage treatment plants to H-Power.   Covanta, a private company, contracts and runs H-Power.     

          Carroll reads from a letter from Ernest Lau, Manager and Chief Engineer, Board of Water Supply, to Lori Kahikina, Director of the Department of Environmental Services, regarding their draft Environmental Assessment for H-Power.  He notes H-Power should  be using recycled water, not potable water, in their cooling towers.  In fact, it was mandated by the city.    He also notes the facility does not have adequate fire protection from nearby hydrants.  (Read the letter here.)  

          In addition, H-Power is buying fuel oil to burn trash, and is using good, potable water to cool their systems.   How green is that?  Not so green.   We, the taxpayers of Hawaii, have spent millions on this facility.  Something is definitely wrong here.

          Meanwhile, the EPA is complimenting H-Power, even though it has also been shown H-Power is exceeding pollution levels.   Read the City Council's Resolution regarding H-Power here.

          Link to Carroll's 11/8/15 show for additional information  about the City and County of Honolulu's consent decree to build a solar-voltaic building at H-Power, and link here to  Carroll's 12/2/15 formal letter of complaint to Steven Chang, Department of Health, regarding Covanta's application for a permit  to recycle white goods in the new building.  



          The second hour Carroll talks more about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's claim that feral cats are a major contributor to the death of monk seals from t0xoplasmosa  (lListen to last week's show for more discussion).  Carroll notes it is not just cats that release t0xoplasmosa into the environment.   Among other things, wild chickens, pigs, rats, mongooses and raw sewage spills also contribute to the problem.   Private citizens are taking care of cat colonies,  and, in order to reduce the population,  make sure the cats are neutered. This is something the government  and Humane Society should be doing.   However, the Humane Society makes it difficult for private citizens to neuter ferel cats.












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        Carroll announces he is a regular guest on the John Nolan Show  from 6 - 7 p.m.. on KWAI 1080 AM.  Listen and call in!



        Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on o'lelo Public Television, Channel 54.  



        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.     










              Follow:  Carroll Cox, H-Power, Covanta, Board of Water Supply, EPA,  environmental laws,   toxoplasmosa, toxoplasmosa monk seal deaths, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service,  feral cats, Suzanne Case, DLNR.  


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