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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Big Island Dairy discharges wastewater in Kaohaoha Gulch near ‘Ō‘ōkala Town

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public to stay out of Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in ‘Ō‘ōkala, Hawai‘i. Storm water within Kaohaoha Gulch was contaminated with animal waste due to discharge this morning from a lagoon at the Big Island Dairy facility.

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Community group condemns the latest spill of cow manure into local waterways

Residents of Ookala are outraged over the latest public report admitting spillage of approximately 300 gallons of cow manure from Big Island Dairy, an industrial dairy confining nearly 2,600 cows, uphill from the town of Ookala, northwest of Hilo, at the base of Mauna Kea. The spilled cow manure has contaminated Alaialoa Gulch, the local […]

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Health Dept fines Big Island Dairy for pollution violations

The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a Notice of Violation and Order to Big Island Dairy, LLC for the unlawful discharge of wastewater from the dairy’s Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations (CAFO), located in O’okala on Hawaii Island, to Kaohaoha Gulch.

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