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Item Description Oki, Delwyn S. en_US Miyahira, Robert N. en_US Green, Richard E. en_US Giambelluca, Thomas W. en_US Lau, L. Stephen en_US Mink, John F. en_US Schneider, Randi C. en_US Little, David N. en_US 2010-10-04T21:54:32Z 2010-10-04T21:54:32Z 1990-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Oki DS, Miyahira RN, Green RE, Giambelluca TW, Lau LS, Mink JF, Schneider RC, Little DN. Assessment of the potential for groundwater contamination due to proposed urban development in the vicinity of the U.S. Navy Waiawa shaft, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC special report,03.02.90. en_US
dc.description.abstract The concern over groundwater contamination in Hawaii has become most pronounced since the early 1980s with the discovery of various pesticide-related contaminants in the basal groundwaters of several of the state's aquifers. Two soil fumigants previously used by pineapple growers, 1, 2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP) and 1, 2-dibromoethane or ethylene dibromide (EDB), have been detected in several wells on Oahu and Maui. The compound 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP), which is an impurity of another soil fumigant DD, has also been detected in numerous wells on Oahu and Maui. The herbicide atrazine, commonly used by the sugarcane industry, has been found in wells on the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. In addition, the solvents trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE) have been detected in Oahu groundwater samples. Prior to the recent discoveries of pesticides in the state's groundwaters, it was felt that the great depth (hundreds of meters) between the ground surface and the basal waters of the state's aquifers was sufficient to prevent leaching of pesticide residues to the water table. Furthermore, it was believed that any residues which did reach the basal aquifers would become so greatly diluted as to be undetectable. It is now clear, however, that the overlying soil, saprolite, and basalt layers do not completely insulate Hawaii's groundwaters from contamination. Chemicals applied by man at the ground surface can potentially reach the groundwater table. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of the Navy, Pacific Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (PACNAVFACENGCOM). en_US
dc.format.extent xix + 455 pages en_US
dc.publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WRRC Special Report en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 03.02.90 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Groundwater -- Pollution -- Hawaii -- Waiawa. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Groundwater -- Hawaii -- Waiawa -- Quality. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pesticides -- Environmental aspects -- Hawaii -- Waiawa. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Housing development -- Hawaii -- Waiawa. en_US
dc.title WRRCSR No. 03.02.90 Assessment of the Potential for Groundwater Contamination Due to Proposed Urban Development in the Vicinity of the U.S. Navy Waiawa Shaft, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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