EPA Regional Programs


Sep. 11, 2014
EPA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partner to Protect Wildlife at Hawaii's Tern Island
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have released an initial assessment of contamination at Tern Island, a remote island in the chain of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). The results show that there have been releases of hazardous substances such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead from military wastes buried on the island between World War II and 1979, and further action is warranted.

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