Kauai Shrimp Effluent Permit

SUBHEAD: The Kauai shrimp farm seeks permit to release up to 25 million gallons per day of effluent into ocean.

By Bruce Pleas on 12 March 2010 in Island Breath -

Image above: Kauai shrimp farm in Kekaha, opposite GMO corn fieldsm viewed from GoogleEarth.  

The shrimp farm and associated activities have applied to a NPDES Permit to again release up to 25 million gallons per day of shrimp effluent into the Pacific Ocean at Kai Wai Ele Stream (directly in front of Kini Kini at PMRF). Following are links to the NPDES info. Please write in to DOH at Cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov and ask for a PUBLIC HEARING on this matter at least, especially if you remember the effects of this release of effluent in the past (2000-2005). A group of persons in the past have offered solutions to this release of effluents that would make sure that the effluents were managed and clean before they are released into the Pacific Ocean at some very important recreation and subsistence areas to Kauai's local residents.

 See links:
http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/pubntcs/index.html http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/pubntcs/0021654/02048PMT.10a.pdf http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/pubntcs/0021654/02048PMT.10b.pdf http://hawaii.gov/health/environmental/water/cleanwater/pubntcs/0021654/02048PMT.10c.pdf .

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