Public meeting planned todiscuss new landfill sites

LIHU’E—A public information meeting will be held on Thursday, May 25, to

discuss the county’s landfill siting study. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in

meeting room 2A/B of the Moikeha Building.

Earth Tech Inc., a consulting

firm retained by the county to prepare the study, will conduct the

meeting.

The purpose of the meeting will be to update the public on the

completion of the first phase of the landfill siting study.

This first

phase involves analyzing the entire island using “exclusionary

criteria” such as flood zones, tsunami zones, potable water wells, streams

and rivers, etc., through a Geographical Information System (GIS). This will

highlight areas of the island that are not excluded by these criteria.

The

remaining areas will then be further analyzed for the feasibility of a future

landfill.

Earth Tech Inc. will discuss the results of Phase 1, and identify

the areas of the island that are still viable, and those that have been

excluded.

The meeting will include a discussion on suggested landfill sites

that have been identified within the viable areas.

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