Asphalt company hit with $107,000 fine for polluting west Kauai waters

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Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 4:45 PM HST|Updated: Feb. 7, 2022 at 5:15 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An asphalt company is facing a hefty fine after it discharged pollutants into Kauai waters without a permit or pollution control methods.

The DOH said Maui Asphalt X-IV, operating out of Waimea, Kauai, was issued a violation notice that ordes them to a $107,500 fine and get up to par with national discharge standards.

They must also form a pollution control plan.

“Industrial pollution poses a threat to Hawaii residents and our natural resources,” said Deputy Director of Environmental Health Kathleen Ho.

“DOH will continue to enforce environmental regulations to protect public health and the environment.”

The company operated their Waimea site in West Kauai for five years.

According to the DOH, during that time, there were 43 recorded instances when pollutants were found in the water. Such pollutants included aggregate, dirt, fuel, oils and other contaminated runoff.

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