Hawaii’s failure to protect the wetlands as mandated by the EPA & the Clean Water Act

Posted on November 22, 2013

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Couches, Medical & Solid Waste  dumped into Waipahu Depot Stream photo by Tina Quizon

Couches, Medical & Solid Waste dumped into Waipahu Depot Stream photo by Tina Quizon

The lack of management between the City and State continues to plague the Waipahu Pouhala Marsh Sanctuary, and our streambeds, and waterways across the State of Hawaii. Loads of the Solid Waste and Medical waste can be found and have been sited in the Waipahu Depot Stream which is apart of the Pouhala Marsh. The Birds, Dragon Flies, plants and other inhabitants , endure on a daily basis the dumping of trash, industrial & environmental pollutants leaching into the water & Streams. In Waipahu this environment is creating a parched marsh, with no plans to expand or protect the wetlands as mandated by the EPA & the Clean Water Act instead are ignored, by officials and community leaders. We filmed some of the inhabitants that live daily with the hazardous and dangers of pollutants in the land and water, the delicate birds and insects who are ignored and have no voice, Watch our Pathways to Paradise TV Show .

Here is the link to view the TV Show: http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=50611

As we continue to pollute our water systems we not only harm the environment, but risk depleting the amount of clean drinking water available and needed to survive across Hawaii and the Globe.

Update: Hawaii News Now coverage of the continued polluting of the Waipahu Stream –

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/24258568/exclusive

Hazardous Medical Waste collected and removed by the DOH Department of Hazardous & Solid  Waste branch, that we reported earlier this year in the Waipahu  Depot Stream at the beginning of the Pouhala Marsh Sanctuary.

Hazardous Medical Waste collected and removed by the DOH Department of Hazardous & Solid Waste branch, that we reported earlier this year in the Waipahu Depot Stream at the beginning of the Pouhala Marsh Sanctuary.

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