Former Bombing Range in Haʻikū Subject of Public Meeting

April 17, 2013, 9:16 AM HST · Updated April 17, 10:18 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

The US Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 17, as part of a five-year review of the former Opana Point Bombing Range.

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According to the public notice announcing the meeting, the USACE described as Opana Point as a former defense site located on Maui’s northern coast in the town of Haʻikū.

The notice states that the site was used during WWII by the US Navy as a practice range and that surface sweeps were conducted in the past to minimize safety hazards from former military use.

The meeting runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Haʻikū Community Center.

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