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Superfund Site Report: DEL MONTE CORP. (OAHU PLANTATION)
 
 
  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (May 10, 1993): Del Monte Corp.'s Oa hu Plantation occupies 6,000 acres in Honolulu County, Hawaii, ne ar the small village of Kunia on the coastal plain of the Island of Oahu. The area surrounding the plantation is used mostly for agricultural and military purposes. Del Monte has cultivated pin eapple on the plantation since the 1940s. In pineapple agricultu re, fumigants are used to control nematodes that infest the pinea pple root. The dominant fumigant used at the plantation from the 1940s until 1983 was ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE (EDB). During the spring of 1980, the Hawaii Department of Health ( HDOH) began a program designed to determine whether the fumigants used in pineapple agriculture had contaminated drinking water we lls on Oahu. As part of this program, the Del Monte Kunia well w as sampled. The well is located on the Oahu Plantation and provi ded drinking water for the approximately 700 residents of Kunia. Analyses detected two fumigants, EDB and 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropro pane (DBCP). On April 25, 1980, HDOH ordered the Del Monte Kunia well removed from service. Water from the contaminated well is sprinkled onto non-crop fields.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Soil and groundwater at the site have been contaminated with the fumigants EDB and DBCP. People who touch or ingest contaminated groundwater or soil could be at risk.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2-DIBROMO-3-CHLOROPROPANE (DBCP)X    
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for DEL MONTE CORP. (OAHU PLANTATION):

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., HAWAII, or in HONOLULU County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: DEL MONTE CORP. (OAHU PLANTATION)
    EPA ID: HID980637631
    Address: 927 LUAWAI ST
    KUNIA, HI 96759
    Other Names: DEL MONTE CORP KUNIA WELL
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: December 16, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the DEL MONTE CORP. (OAHU PLANTATION) Superfund site.
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