EPA reverses Honolulu sewage exemption

01/7/2009 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

The Environmental Protection Agency directed Honolulu to improve its two biggest sewage treatment facilities after finding that wastewater discharged into the ocean fails to meet federal guidelines. Compliance with the order, which reverses nearly 20 years of EPA waivers exempting the plants, could cost the city $1.2 billion. Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said he will likely appeal the EPA's decision.

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