City, state settle Waianae stream dumping case

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu will pay $1.2 million to settle 1 of the most controversial water pollution cases in the state.

The state Department of Health and the city have agreed to settle a case involving the alleged dumping of more than 200 truckloads of concrete waste into a Waianae stream in 2008 and 2009.

The department ordered the city to pay a $1.7 million penalty and the city appealed.

The city will pay $1.2 million to support water quality improvements on the Waianae Coast and spend $200,000 on storm water control projects in the area.

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered Honolulu to remove the concrete rubble, metal debris, used asphalt and dirt that was placed into the Mailiili Stream.

A city spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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