Hawaii Kai issues statement on marina sludge

The Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association issued a press release regarding their maintenance dredging project.

The dredged material was spilled by SER Trucking on the H-1 Freeway and brought traffic to a crawl for about four hours on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

The sludge was being transferred from the dredging project at Hawaii Kai Marina to a lot owned by SER Trucking on Waianae Valley Road. The transport of the material had been going on for several months before the spill.

The city confirmed that SER Trucking did not have a permit to take the materials to the landfill and had three complaints about illegal dumping and stockpiling.

The Department of Planning and Permitting issued the company a notice of violation for not having a grading permit.

On September 5, 2013, the association’s contractors voluntarily stopped the transport of the sludge.

In their press release, the association states that they have made every effort to comply with all regulations and permitting requirements for federal, state, and county governments.

The association also states that they will stop all transport and dumping activities until they have allayed all concerns with the government agencies involved.

Click here for a copy of the press release.

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