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Tesoro Not Producing After Power Outage


The Tesoro oil refinery in Kapolei is still not processing crude oil this morning, two days after a power outage.

Spokesman Lance Tanaka said the plant’s backup generator was offline during the power interruption, so employees had to do an emergency shutdown.

Honolulu Company Helps with Japan Nuclear Clean Up


A Honolulu company is helping with the continuing cleanup from the nuclear disaster that struck northern Japan.

CBI Polymers has produced a gel that cleans contaminated vehicles and says it will be used by the Japanese military.

The blue gel is sprayed or painted onto a surface and absorbs contaminated particles. It can then be peeled off and thrown away.

Sierra Club Petitions to Stop Ho'Opili Development


Fifteen hundred acres of farmland in West Oahu have become a development battleground.

And there's a new development in the long-running battle between opposition groups and D.R. Horton Schuler Division.

New Exhibit Aims to Promote Science and Tech Jobs


This fall, Hawaii will gain a science museum that’s also a technology exposition … and a local job fair.

It’s called “SEE-IT” – or Science and Engineering Exposition and Innovative Technologies – and it opens at the Hawaii Convention Center in November,  in time for APEC.

Honolulu Division of FBI Will Move to Kapolei


The Honolulu Division of the FBI is moving from the Prince Kuhio Federal Building to a new field office in Kapolei.

Local FBI agent and spokesman Tom Simon says the roughly 200-member staff in the Honolulu office is simply bursting at the seams.

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