(Honolulu) Balancing public safety, while providing a high level of protection for the aquatic environment are the overarching considerations being discussed by the Hawai'i Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and the Hawai'i Dept. of Health, for the safe remediation of two WWII-era bombs off of Molokini Crater in Maui County, in state ocean waters.
Recent social media postings have suggested, that the U.S.Navy, with the State's concurrence, plan to "blow up Molokini." DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, "We continue a careful and deliberative process to identify the best strategy to render this unexploded ordnance (UXO) safe while protecting the marine environment. This process began more than six months ago, and no final decisions have been made and will not be made without public engagement. It's important we hear from stakeholders."