Man apologizes after dumping oil in Ewa Beach storm drain
The man caught on video allegedly dumping several buckets of oil down a storm drain in Ewa Beach apologized this weekend.
He told community members he's sorry for his actions, and has hired a clean up crew to clear out the drain.
That's according to Ewa Neighborhood Board member Kurt Favella, who says the man and his family received death threats, after a video was posted to Stolen Stuff Hawaii and shared over 200 times.
"We're not gonna sugarcoat it," said Favella. "He did stupid stuff. He did endanger our environment, and our ocean, where our families fish and eat. But, his family does not deserve death threats, [or] rocks being thrown at his wife and daughter. The wife and daughter have nothing to do with this."
The Department of Facility Maintenance says dumping any type of chemical, oil, sediment, cement, or substance other than rain water into a storm drain is illegal And threatens marine life, streams, and near shore waters.
The city is investigating to see if there were any violations. Anyone who sees someone illegally dumping can report it to the City's Environmental Concern Line at 768-3300.