APRIL 2009

Hazardous clean up completed

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently completed work to clean up and remove hazardous substances on a property in Leeward Oahu, Hawaii.

EPA emergency response staff led the clean up and removal of more than 1,000 tons of solid and hazardous wastes, lead acid batteries and contaminated soil, at a cost of more than $500,000.

During the execution of a search warrant, federal law enforcement officers discovered that Richard Allen Botelho and Dwayne Luis Dano, both convicted felons, were in possession of firearms. Dano and Botelho later pleaded guilty to being felons in possession of firearms. Both were sentenced to incarceration followed by supervision.