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Talking trash

A Supreme Court ruling offers some time relief in siting a new landfill, but the issue festers

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2012

~~<p>Lots of city officials breathed a huge sigh of relief May 4 when Hawaii's Supreme Court struck down a looming deadline: a state restriction against Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill accepting garbage after July 31. It doesn't mean the search for a new landfill site will end, however; it just means the city no longer has a gun held to its head.</p>
<p>&quot;We're still moving forward with looking at either a replacement or supplemental site,&quot; said Tim Steinberger, who heads the city agency grappling with the landfill issue. &quot;Although the pressure to do so by July 31 is certainly not there, which allows you to do a better, proper job.&quot;</p>
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Lots of city officials breathed a huge sigh of relief May 4 when Hawaii's Supreme Court struck down a looming deadline: a state restriction against Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill accepting garbage after July 31. It doesn't mean the search for a new landfill site will end, however; it just means the city no longer has a gun held to its head.

"We're still moving forward with looking at either a replacement or supplemental site," said Tim Steinberger, who heads the city agency grappling with the landfill issue. "Although the pressure to do so by July 31 is certainly not there, which allows you to do a better, proper job." Login for more...



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