Navy discusses plan to cleap up contaminated dirt at RadfordUPDATED 6:50 PM HST Aug 25, 2014Video Transcript
Lead, arsenic, mercury and dioxin, You don't want any of that near your child's school... But that's what was found in soil at Radford's track earlier this year and now the Navy has a plan to deal with it. KTIV's Catherine CRuz has the exclusive latest developments. 23 114 What's Radford High school now... Used to be a Navy landfill where incinerator ash might've been dumped. End result... Soil contaminated with heavy metals... Arsenic, and materials like asbestos... Now it needs to be removed, and by the truckload! - 26:50 - 27:03 -"Now we have access to the site we will be doing testing as well to verify their numbers to make sure w eknow what we are dealing with and to make sure the contaiminated soil will be taken tothe right location and handled correctly" Work will begin this week on building a temporary road in order to avoid using this heavily used exit and entry between makalapa and Radord campuses that empties onto Salt Lake Boulevard. - 27:50- 27:57 -In early September to mid October we will be excavating. We will be excavating the track area and the football field." Once that work is complete crews will put down a liner and bring in clean soil. The navy says it will also be responsible for cleaning up two sites where the soil was taken before anyone realized. KITV first reported... state health officials traced it to this site behind the Kapolei courthouse. It is not easily accessible and it has since been covered. But part of the load was diverted to a second location. - Cruz 5:44- 5:55 or 6:28-6:39 Some of that contamined soil ended up here onthe windward side. health officials say homeowners from this subdivision called up worried that he had some of that contaminated dirt in his back yard. - PHONER 25: 04 -25: -"We plan to start the cleanup at the Kaneohe site around the same time we start the work in early September as the Radford site" The homeowner told KITv a contractor brught in two truckloads of soil for work ion a retaining wall. He just wants the dirt removed so his grandchildren can play i his yard again. The Navy is expected to detail its cleanup plan at a meeting at Radford this Thursday Familes of children who attend Radford, Makalapa Elementary, and Navy Keiki Hale School are being asked to attend. It's to run from 4-to-6pm. Back to you-- Yunji Paula?