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Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 8:58 AM HST

Hawaii, EPA remove soil from Kauai neighborhood

By Associated Press

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) The state and federal governments say they've removed more than 800 tons of contaminated former sugar plantation soil in what is now a Kauai residential neighborhood.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health said Monday the soil contained residue of arsenic and dioxin from pesticides that were stored and mixed at the site.

The agencies filled the area with new clean soil and capped a drainage ditch with a concrete barrier.

The removed soil was safely disposed of at the Kekaha Landfill.

The neighborhood was built on the site of the old Kilauea Sugar Mill. Sugar cane farmers once mixed arsenic with pesticide to manage crops.

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