The Hanalei River Heritage Foundation Supporters, Na Kanaka Maoli, Cultural Practitioners, residents of Halalea, and the island of Kauai, all government officials and representatives, and those that love Kauai:
There are heavy metals in the Hanalei Valley, River, and Bay.
Observation of the damages incurred to Kauai’s North Shore from the recent historical flooding events, and prior discovery of extremely high levels of toxic heavy metals in the Hanalei River sediment, have caused many people to suspect that these same toxic heavy metals in the sediment are now present in Hanalei Bay, it’s wetlands, beaches and parts of Hanalei town.
HRHF is now preparing to initiate the process of new testing at these locations of concern.
At this time HRHF is requesting all parties that are interested to offer input as to the best locations for this testing, or, in participating in the process, please contact us.
Depending upon the results of these tests, and input from those affected by this level of pollution, the Hanalei River Heritage Foundation may decided to proceed by requesting the EPA to declare parts of Hanalei bay, estuary , river, and valley a superfund site and initiate a clean up program immediately.
Please continue to stay tuned to our Blog and web site for further updates and information.