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Proposed plans released for Maui munitions cleanup

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released proposed plans for clearing munitions and explosives from a Maui area that was used for bombing practice during World War II.

The former bombing area at Kanahena Point in Makena is mostly barren lava, with some vegetation. It's part of a natural area reserve.

Wailuku newspaper The Maui News reports that the preferred option would cost $1.6 million. It involves removing munitions and explosives that are visible on the surface or in crevices or gaps in the lava rock. The munitions and explosives would be detonated there or moved and disposed of by an authorized recycler. Signs would be posted to warn the public of potential hazards.

A public meeting is scheduled Wednesday to discuss the plan and alternatives.

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