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(Fri., Dec. 24, 2010)—The City and County of Honolulu and its Department of Environmental Services are aware of the recent permissible pumping of rainwater into a storm drain basin by Waste Management following last Sunday’s torrential rainfall. 


Waste Management, which has a permit to conduct such mitigation, notified the state Department of Health as a professional courtesy Monday morning.  DOH inspectors came to the landfill Tuesday and raised no issues or concerns. 


This is a section of the landfill that had been covered with at least 10-inches of soil on Saturday prior to the storm.  In addition, this type of mitigation is provided for in Waste Management’s permit and conducted throughout the U.S.





Media Contact:  Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor’s Office, 768-7798