Catherine Cruz / HPR

The Long View: An analysis of "Our Radicalized Republic"; Community opposition to possible development near the Pololū Valley trailhead; Reality Check: Judge says that Kakaako roads are state's authority, dismisses Kakaako Land Co. ownership claims; The status of cesspools across the state; Cinderella toilets offer sustainable solution by burning waste

Ryan Piros / Maui County

WAILUKU — The Maui county council is considering a resolution to settle a longstanding legal case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court over wastewater pumped into injection wells.

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OOKALA — A Hawaiʻi dairy has discharged millions of gallons of stormwater and wastewater as part of a scheduled closure plan, officials said.

Maui Wastewater Lawsuit Headed to Supreme Court

Feb 21, 2019
Trip Advisor

This week the nation's highest court announced it would hear a case concerning the discharge from a wastewater treatment plant in Lahaina. The case has potentially huge impacts for water pollution rules nationwide. At the center of the debate is how to regulate treated wastewater being injected underground.

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Authorities in New Zealand are trying a new tactic to better understand patterns of drug use in the country. They’re testing the water — waste water from sewers. It’s been done elsewhere, but for New Zealand this is a different approach.

The Conversation: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Feb 6, 2018
Hawaii Department of Education

Consumer Alerts from Federal IRS; Milken Educator Award Winner; Net Neutrality Executive Order; Honolulu Wastewater Study and Cesspool Conversion; 

A Solution to the Ala Wai Pollution Problem?

Jul 7, 2016
Flickr / Daniel Ramirez
Flickr / Daniel Ramirez

A campaign is raising funds for a solution to the Ala Wai’s pollution problem.  HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on how an innovative approach could be coming to Hawai‘i.

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Wikipedia Commons

  A federal court has ruled that Maui County is violating the Clean Water Act. The problem is the release of partially-treated wastewater into waters near the shore of West Maui. Eileen Chao has more from the Maui News.

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Flickr Commons

  When you hear stories about pollution in China these days, the focus is usually air. But water pollution is another staggering problem for the Chinese government which is also starting to get closer attention. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.