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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2004

 

 RAINS RESTART SEWAGE SPILL IN KAILUA

            Heavy rains in Windward Oahu today (Tuesday, March 2) caused a manhole to overflow again in Kailua, sending thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater into storm drains that lead to Kaelepulu Stream and Kailua Bay.

            The spill at 394 Wanaao Road began at 7:34 a.m. and remains ongoing at this report.  Approximately 63,700 gallons of raw sewage was estimated to have overflowed from the manhole as of 3:00 p.m.  Six pumper trucks are at the scene to intercept the flow and mitigate the spill.

            Warning signs, which were posted at portions of Kaelepulu Stream and Kailua Bay after the manhole first backed up last Thursday, remain in place.  Affected waters continue to be tested for contamination.  The State Department of Health has been notified of the incident. 

 

 

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Tuesday, March 02, 2004

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