HONOLULU (AP) - A fireworks display company has applied for an emergency permit to dispose of aging and hazardous fireworks stored in the bunker where five workers died in a 2011 explosion and fire.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Grucci Inc. has applied to the Department of Health for a permit to dispose of 5,400 pyrotechnic devices.
Solid and Hazardous Waste Branch chief Steven Chang says Grucci proposes to shoot off the fireworks once per month for six months at a Waianae chicken farm.
The fireworks were seized by federal authorities. The company needs a commercial license to fire them off.
Honolulu Councilwoman Kymberly Pine represents the Waianae area and says it's a bad idea.
She says surrounding farms have animals sensitive to loud noises and blowing off fireworks disposal could harm them.