New Retail Center Coming to Iwilei… but at What Cost to Health?

Here are some snippets from this article I just read:

……..Once developed, the four-acre land parcel will likely house an expansive retail center located approximately 15 minutes from Pearl Harbor and adjacent to a lively retail district….

….“Additionally, due to the site’s environmental issues, the borrower was able to purchase the property outright, rather than acquire it through a ground lease, which is rare in the Honolulu market.”….

….The facility is contaminated with high concentrations of benzene resulting from over 70 years of industrial operations. WESTON is investigating the use of an innovative in-situ chemical oxidation process to clean-up the site.

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