HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local non-profit is calling on the Navy to address high levels of lead contamination along the Puuloa shoreline in Ewa Beach.
Surfrider Foundation Oahu said they collected samples in the beach adjacent to the Puualoa Range Training Facility earlier this year. The results show lead concentrations of up to 14,000 mg/kg.
The nonprofit said that’s 70 times more than the accepted level for residential areas and over 17 times the accepted public health levels for industrial areas.
The US Navy's newest aircraft carrier — the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford — is setting sail on its first deployment.
The ship is the Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier and features a suite of new technologies intended to help the Navy maintain its edge over rival powers like Russia and China. These advanced capabilities, however, have come at a cost. The carrier is way over budget and years behind schedule.
Navy SEAL recruits on California's San Clemente Island were blanketed in a cloud of tear gas while being ordered to sing "Happy Birthday" so they couldn't hold their breath during training last year, according to a video obtained by CBS News. Exposure to tear gas is a standard part of SEAL training — but the video raised questions about how that training was carried out.
The admiral in charge of Navy SEALs ordered an investigation when he saw the video. He told CBS News it raises questions about "the lawfulness of the behavior."