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Unexploded Ordnance Discovered at Molokai Landfill

MOLOKAI (KHNL) - There is a possible explosive situation on the island of Molokai.  And now the island's only landfill is off-limits.

Molokai's Naiwa landfill is located just north of Kaunakakai.

An employee of a company contracted to remove scrap metal from the landfill discovered unexploded ordnance there Monday afternoon.

And it doesn't appear to be a small problem.

"It was initially reported to be a quantity well over 100," said Mahina Martin, the Maui county spokesperson. "These unexploded ordnance appear to be of various sizes and some are reported to be two inches in diameter and as much as two feet."

No one has been injured by the ordnance.

Police are now keeping watch at the landfill to make sure the public stays away.

Explosive ordinance specialists from the military are scheduled to arrive at the site on Wednesday.

 

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