Army engineers tackle toxic cleanup at Puunene, Maui

The AP reports “Army engineers tackle toxic cleanup at Puunene, Maui”:

The Army Corps of Engineers is looking to remove toxic chemicals found in a military landfill at the old Puunene airport site on Maui.

A spokesman for the Corps of Engineers Honolulu District said studies have found toxic and possibly carcinogenic chemicals in the 6.5-acre Maui Airport Landfill, the Maui News reported.

The Army Corps says the chemicals are not a threat to the groundwater.  The military  used the airport from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.  The Army Corps held a public informational meeting on the proposal to clean up the landfill November 9th.

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