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Waimea hydropower project won't be built due to cost concerns

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:29 p.m. HST, May 28, 2012



WAIMEA >> A major hydropower project on Hawaii island will not be going ahead, despite Gov. Neil Abercrombie's assurances that the $1 million plant in Waimea would be built. 

State Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Janelle Saneishi said a recent feasibility study showed the project's costs outweighed its benefits, so the department decided against it.

West Hawaii Today reported that the plant was meant to be part of a larger watershed protection project for the interior region, in the heart of Hawaii's ranching industry.

Abercrombie announced last week that his office had released $1 million for the hydropower plant, which would have tied into the local irrigation system. 

A spokeswoman for Abercrombie could not immediately say what would happen to the unused funds.





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