Navy fined $8.7 million for sewage discharge into ocean near Pearl Harbor.
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Navy fined $8.7 million for sewage discharges into ocean around Pearl Harbor
The penalty is based on 766 counts of discharging pollutants into the ocean, 212 counts related to operation and maintenance failures, and 17 counts of bypassing of filters without authorization. The state Department of Health has ordered the Navy to take numerous corrective actions, such as repairing its ultraviolet disinfection system, identifying the root cause of effluent pump failures and conducting repairs.
Hawai‘i’s electric vehicle infrastructure plan approved ahead of schedule
The plan includes installing 820 public charging ports along 788 miles of designated EV corridors in the islands. The more than $6 million in funds come from President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law.
Monkeypox cases now at 37 statewide, health department says
There have been 26 confirmed cases in Honolulu County, 3 in Hawai‘i County, 2 in Maui County, 3 in Kaua‘i County, and 3 cases confirmed in Hawai‘i residents who are out of the state.
Magnitude 4.5 quake shakes southwest rift zone of Kīlauea volcano
The quake struck at about 12:44 p.m. and was centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Pahala and 39 miles south-southwest of Hilo at a depth of about 20 miles, according to the USGS, which initially listed the magnitude at 4.2.
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