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<br />Charmaine L. Kamaka <br />Harry Kim <br />Director <br />Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />Ryan K. Chong <br /> <br />Deputy Director <br /> <br /> <br />DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION <br />101 Pauahi Street, Suite 6  Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720 <br />(808) 961-8311  Fax (808) 961-8411 <br />Email: <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />NEWS RELEASE -- Protectively repeating transmission <br />April 17, 2017 <br />FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE <br /> <br />Kolekole Gulch Park Closed Due to Lead <br />Contamination <br /> <br />The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation (P&R) <br />announces Kolekole Gulch Park will be closed until further notice <br />due to the discovery of lead contaminated soil throughout much of <br />the park. <br /> <br />The Department of Transportation, Highways Division (HDOT) <br />conducted an assessment of certain areas of the park and <br />determined lead concentrations to be in excess of State <br />Department of Health Environmental Action Levels. <br /> <br />The Department of Transportation, Highways Division is <br />continuing to conduct further assessments of the park and is <br />working with the State Department of Health to determine and <br />conduct necessary remedial actions. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />