|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 8 Oct 2018 11:16:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Kanahena Point Bombing Target area, Maui, HI|
Honolulu District Completes Remedial Action at 'Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve, Kanah By Dino W Buchanan U.S. Army Corps of Engineers October 1, 2018 FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii (Sept. 28, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District (USACE) has completed the final cleanup of unexploded ordnance (UXO) at the Kanahena Point Bombing Target area just north of the southern tip of Maui, a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS). The clean-up was completed more than seven decades since the first U.S. Navy practice artillery rounds landed during World War II. Working closely with the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the USACE project team delivered a solution that achieved the overall remedial action objective to reduce occupational worker and recreational user exposure to explosive hazards to acceptable risk levels. The completed response ensures that exposure to munitions and explosives of concern pose an "unlikely" or a "negligible" hazard to the public. According to the 'Ahihi-Kina'u NaturalArea Reserve Draft Management Plan (DLNR, May 2012), the former bombing target is located within the boundaries of the 'Ahihi-Kina'u Natural Area Reserve that is protected under the State of Hawaii's highly regarded natural area reserve system. It is home to young lava flow, healthy marine life, Hawaiian cultural sites, endemic plants and arthropods, and anchialine pools, which are unique to this location and are important to Hawaii's heritage and the global scientific community. The reserve is the third-most visited outdoor site in Maui, with an average of more than 2,000 residents and visitors passing through daily to snorkel, swim, and hike along the scenic rocky shoreline. … For the entire release, see https://www.army.mil/article/211892/honolulu_district_completes_remedial_action_at_2013266048hihi_kinau_natural_area_reserve_kanah -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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