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Army engineers tackle toxic cleanup at Puunene, Maui

The Army Corps of Engineers is looking to remove toxic chemicals found in a military landfill at the old Puunene airport site on Maui.

A spokesman for the Corps of Engineers Honolulu District said studies have found toxic and possibly carcinogenic chemicals in the 6.5-acre Maui Airport Landfill, the Maui News reported.

Spokesman Joseph Bonfiglio said the chemicals are not considered a threat to groundwater.

The Army and Navy used the airport from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. The area is now being used as a drag strip.

A public meeting on the proposal to clean up the landfill will be held at Pomaikai Elementary School in Kahului on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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