Contaminated soil was dug up on top of Haleakala months after the oil spill

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – About 84,000 pounds of contaminated soil was excavated from the summit of Haleakala last Wednesday, the military said Tuesday.

Officials said the removed soil will be stored at the summit pending the approval of the third phase restoration plan.

It’s been nearly two months since 700 gallons of fuel spilled onto the ground at the Maui Space Command after a generator failed.

The next phase of the cleanup could begin in May, which will include taking soil samples up to 200 feet deep to determine the extent of the contamination.

The Latest

To Top