The US Military Dumped Sewage Into The Hawaiian Ocean – And It Is Being Heavily Criticized For It

The US military is continuing to dump wastewater into Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor and the locals are not here for it.

According to Honolulu Civil Beat, the harbor is now an Environmental Protection Agency-identified Superfund. This is due to the busted Naval wastewater line that mixed more than 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Hawaii’s coastal waters.

The US military has been responsible for dumping raw sewage in the oceans surrounding Hawaii for a long time now, the Civil Beat notes. At the end of September, the state fined the Navy a staggering $8.7 million for allegedly tainting coastal waters hundreds of times with fecal bacteria due to its extremely messed-up wastewater treatment facility.

“Hawaii’s health department *literally* just fined the Navy nearly $9 million for this shit,” tweeted Christine Jedra, the Civil Beat reporter who reported the wastewater story, “and it happened again.”

The Navy said in a statement provided to the Civil Beat that the sewage that had already leaked into the harbor was “unrecoverable.” They further said that it would be testing the wastewater for illness-causing fecal bacteria.

Hawaiians are asking the military to either clean up its act or get off the islands.

It is still not clear if the Navy or the US military will change their course of action.

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