Maui Times: Lāhainā Prepares for Potentially Toxic Stormwater Runoff Amidst Hurricane Season
Maui residents have been manifesting rain, but this actually may be harmful to the waters surrounding Lāhainā. On Aug. 8, a wildfire damaged or destroyed most of the town, including more than 2,200 structures — 86% of which were residential. In the midst of hurricane season, there is concern over potentially toxic sediment runoff, which naturally occurs after heavy rains.
“You really have this toxic soup,” said John Starmer, chief scientist at the Maui Nui Marine… (Read More)