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$2.5 M Finalized to Restore Natural Resources in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

FEB. 22, 2022 – On February 14th, 2022, a Consent Decree was entered finalizing $2.5 million to restore natural resources injured by releases of hazardous substances at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii. 

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii photographed from the International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA Earth Observations Labratory and Johnson Space Center.

The Oahu Sugar Company Ltd. operated sugar cane fields and associated facilities on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and leased land at Pearl Harbor from the United States Department of Defense and the Department of Navy from roughly 1947-1995. Over the years these activities at the site resulted in the release of hazardous substances in the environment and injuries to natural resources. 

The settlement also includes $5 million to be paid to the United States Navy for cleanup and response costs. Co-trustees for the site include NOAA and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Last updated Friday, May 20, 2022 10:37am PDT