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Content provided by “Hawaii Business Magazine”, 22 February 2019.
Accessed on 23 February 2019, 0355 UTC, Post 18468.
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Hilo landfill will close this year
Bill Kucharski, Hawaii County Environmental Management director, said the landfill is expected to be full in late summer or early fall, though that remains a moving target. Afterward, the closure process will begin, and waste from East Hawaii transfer stations will be hauled to the West Hawaii landfill. Tribune-Herald. Big Island Video News.
Eruption relief donations use specified
The County Council passed Bill 12 on final reading on February 20, appropriating $170,355 in private donations into a 2018 lava disaster relief account, earmarked for specific projects in Puna. Big Island Video News.
Opportunity knocking, it’s up to the community to let it in
Opportunity Zones: A federal program designed to boost investment in low-income communities could unlock a windfall for businesses in some of the nation’s poorest regions, but without much oversight written into the law, it’ll take those communities’ residents, stakeholders and policymakers working together and with investors to make it work. West Hawaii Today.
Geologists map lava thickness
A preliminary map released this week by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the thickness of lava flows from Kilauea volcano’s most recent eruption. The greatest thickness on land, at fissure 22, measured approximately 180 feet.Tribune-Herald.
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