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Environmentalists file suit over pollution concerns at busy Kauai harbor

Honolulu KHNL logo Honolulu KHNL 7/15/2022 HNN Staff
The County said it’s awaiting guidance from the Department of Health. Meanwhile, the health department said it can’t comment on ongoing litigation. © Provided by Honolulu KHNL The County said it’s awaiting guidance from the Department of Health. Meanwhile, the health department said it can’t comment on ongoing litigation.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Environmentalists have filed suit against the state and Kauai County over pollution concerns at a popular harbor.

Earthjustice, a non-profit environmental law organization, filed the federal Clean Water Act lawsuit on behalf of the Surfrider Foundation and Na Kiai Kai.

The organization said the government is allowing harmful discharges from old cane ditches at Kekaha’s Kikiaola Harbor without proper permits.

The area is known to have people fish, swim and surf.

The county said it is awaiting guidance from the Department of Health.

Meanwhile, the health department said it can’t comment on ongoing litigation.

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