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Photograph of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, taken from space.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii photographed from the International Space Station (Credit: NASA Earth Observations Labratory and Johnson Space Center.)

$2.5 M Finalized to Restore Natural Resources in Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii

February 17, 2022

On February 14th, 2022, a Consent Decree was entered finalizing $2.5 million to restore natural resources injured by releases of hazardous substances at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii.

The Oahu Sugar Company Ltd. operated sugar cane fields and associated facilities on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and leased land at Pearl Harbor from the United States Department of Defense and the Department of Navy from roughly 1947-1995. Over the years, these activities resulted in the release of hazardous substances in the environment and injuries to natural resources.

The settlement also includes $5 million to be paid to the United States Navy for cleanup and response costs. Co-trustees for the site include NOAA and the U.S. Department of the Interior.