by Stephanie Lum
WAIPIO, Oahu (KHNL) - Oahu's most famous environmental watchdog has discovered another illegal dump.
Caroll Cox showed us what he found Tuesday morning just off the Ka Uka Boulevard freeway off-ramp in Waipio.
Covered by bushes, near Ka Uka boulevard, there are piles of used tires, old batteries, leaking barrels and dozens of computer parts.
It's an upsetting sight, and Cox says, an environmental hazard.
"The monitors and plastic around them have a fire retardant that's of concern so imagine this breaking down into the environment and leaching out and there's lead in the monitors," says Cox.
He doesn't know who dumped all of this junk, but he found stickers on the the computers.
"It reads United States Marine Corp, unclassified," says Cox reading one of the labels.
"That shows a one time, these belonged to the military. When they were given to the public or how they were given to the public, or it they were given to the public we can't say."
The State Department of Health is aware of the illegal dump site, but doesn't know who's responsible. It's investigating.
The illegal dump site sits on land owned by Castle and Cooke.