Feds, Developer Reach $7.5M Deal Over Contamination

By Humberto J. Rocha (January 7, 2022, 3:41 p.m. EST) — The federal government has asked a Hawaii federal court to approve a $7.5 million settlement with developer Kaanapali Land LLC and its bankrupt subsidiary over allegations of mixing pesticides. Activities at the charter marine site have damaged the surrounding environment.

In a motion to introduce a consent decree filed Thursday, the government said it had reached a proposed settlement with the Hawaiian developer, which agreed to pay $4.9 million to the Navy, $2.5 million for restoration projects and $100,000 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for restoration. Working on a former pesticide mixing site he had rented inside Pearl Harbor Naval…

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