Letters for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

• Kindness is appreciated • Too many lousy drivers on Kauai • Calling for an investigation into ‘open dumping’

Kindness is appreciated

A heartfelt mahalo from my husband and myself to the many who came to our aid at Duke’s restaurant on Kauai on Saturday, Aug. 19 when our dinner was interrupted by a medical episode. I am sorry we were not able to get all your names.

Special thanks to Derek and his dad for their aid and support at the restaurant until the emergency crew arrived. And to Donna Lumaba and her husband for driving me to Wilcox Memorial ER.

Your kindness will always be remembered.

Two grateful seniors.

Lois Suzuki, Honolulu

Too many lousy drivers on Kauai

Letter in TGI, Aug. 25, “How are your driving skills?” Author Ray Domingo, I hear you loud and clear. It’s been many times thatI’ve experienced idiot drivers to what was mentioned in your letters, mostly among the younger generation these days.

A lot of times in shopping areas drivers (young and old) would just turn into a parking stall without using their directionalsignal and get close to being rear-ended.

If I was an police officer, all what you mentioned in your letter would be my pet peeves and I would have a heyday writingtickets.

Howard Tolbe, Eleele

Calling for an investigation into ‘open dumping’

The Garden Islands July 29 article concerning much needed affordable housing in Poipu definitely needs deeper scrutiny.

Prior to further spending of taxpayers dollars it would be highly advisable for our CC-PD to request an EPA-FBI investigationinto the highly probable fact that the Poipu-Mahaulepu-Koloa community may have been subjected to haphazard, random,illegal waste pollution disposal in this targeted community area involving life-threatening, deadly carcinogenic solidhazardous waste via open dumping throughout the area: Illegal acts deserving an objective investigation.

Both government and private-sector records reveal violations that poison our clean air, clean water and clean soils; life-threatening crimes affecting the lives, health, safety and welfare of newborn infants, residents, visitors and businessesexposed to Kauai’s South Shore area; all unbeknownst to the occupants of the area and all of Kauai.

My own long sought after but failed “investigation requests” confirm that an official agency must request such investigationsby the EPA or FBI; preferably both. The data alone begs enforcement; lone citizens are ignored.

Building “134 rentals” on 11 acres of polluted lands could result in a new tourism attraction adjoining Kauai’s “Grand Canyonof the Pacific:” Perhaps the “Love Canal of the Pacific” would fit? Imagine the negative health and economic impact such anattraction would have on Kauai? A “Notice of Violation” has surfaced; now, will the CC-PD respond?

For the sake of our 70,000 residents please respond, via TGI, with your written request for investigations and any EPA-FBIresponses.

John Hoff, Lawai


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