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Permits and rules must be followed


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 28, 2013

~~<p>There is much that's unsettling about how languidly public regulations are viewed and treated, even, evidently, by those charged with enforcing them.</p>
<p>Two recent high-profile incidents &mdash; the Matson molasses spill and the illegal sludge dumping in Waianae &mdash; spotlight how weak oversight of rules meant to safeguard Hawaii's environment, well-being and safety can lead to widespread damage and discord.</p>
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There is much that's unsettling about how languidly public regulations are viewed and treated, even, evidently, by those charged with enforcing them.

Two recent high-profile incidents — the Matson molasses spill and the illegal sludge dumping in Waianae — spotlight how weak oversight of rules meant to safeguard Hawaii's environment, well-being and safety can lead to widespread damage and discord. Login for more...



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