In Wai’anae: Army delays ‘Ordnance Reef’ study

Ordnance Reef study pushed back

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 20, 2010

The Army said yesterday that it is delaying a $2.5 million study of grenades, bombs and other ordnance dumped in shallow water off Waianae that was scheduled for October because it first needs to do an environmental assessment.

Conducting the assessment for what is known as Ordnance Reef will push back the technology demonstration project until April or May, the Army said. It said it determined an assessment is required under federal law.

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