Maui News

Molokaʻi Landfill Reopens After Suspected Ordnance Detonated

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

By Wendy Osher

The Molokaʻi Landfill was reopened today after an explosive ordnance team detonated a suspected piece of unexploded ordnance found at the facility on Monday, county officials said.

The discovery was made by workers on Monday, Jan. 13, forcing the indefinite closure of the facility.

“The Maui Police Department contacted the military and an explosive ordnance unit detonated the object today,” said Maui Communications Director Rod Antone in a press release this afternoon.

“The all-clear was given prior to 10:30 a.m. for the landfill to reopen to the public,” he said.


On another note, a staffing shortage is expected to result in the delayed opening of the facility on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Mahalo for Subscribing
Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments