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Waimea blasting scheduled through May 31

MEDIA RELEASE

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is alerting residents, business owners and nearby property owners that after multiple test blasts conducted last week, its contractor Blasting Technology will proceed with blasting activities 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through May 31, 2013.

Blasting activities facilitate rock excavation at the construction site for Phase 2A of DHHL’s Lalamilo Subdivision, adjacent to the Waimea Transfer Station.

Each blast will last a second or two. Prior to each detonation there will be a five-minute and then a one-minute warning signal. After each blast, an all-clear signal will be sounded.

Blast Warning Signals

* 5-minute warning: several long duration bursts of a horn or siren

* 1-minute warning: one very long duration burst of a horn or siren

* All clearn signal: several short duration bursts of a horn or siren

Blasting results in a certain amount of noise, air movement, and tremors. The blast area will be blocked by guards and the site will be secured. Safety of the residents, surrounding property, and everyone involved on the project site is of utmost concern.

For questions or concerns about the blasting, residents may contact Blasting Technology at (808) 874-5554.

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