According to “Honolulu Civil Beat”, military bases in Hawaii have dumped 630K tons of toxic nitrate into the ocean.
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|EPA: Hawai‘i’s military bases dumped 630,000 lbs. of toxic nitrate into the ocean
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam led with 540,000 lbs. of nitrate compounds, which are commonly found in wastewater treatment plants, fertilizers and explosives. While federally permitted, the EPA hopes the data’s public release spurs facilities to reduce their chemical waste. Civil Beat.
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Mayor Mitch Roth is still at the Hilo Medical Center, where he was taken after suffering a heart attack in North Kohala on Jan. 9. The former county prosecutor became mayor on Dec. 7. Tribune-Herald.
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|Maui vaccination clinic temporarily closes due to shortage
Shipment delays promoted Maui Health, which runs the vaccination clinic at the Maui Memorial Medical Center, to cancel appointments for first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine scheduled between Jan. 17 and Feb. 7. Only second doses will be available. Civil Beat. Maui News. Maui Now. KITV4.
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Travel plummeted after Mayor Derek Kawakami opted out of the Safe Travels program on Dec. 2. In a recent survey, some 49% of respondents said they did not expect their businesses would survive more than 90 days without a significant return of tourism. Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
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