Judge orders more oversight at Pohakuloa Training Area

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources says it will comply with a court order over the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii Island.

The Army leases 20,000 acres of the 100,000 acre site from the state. As part of the lease, the Army agreed that it would keep that land clean.

But two Hawaii Island residents sued saying they found debris, even unexploded ordnances on the land.

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that the DLNR must come up with a plan to regularly monitor and inspect the area.

The DLNR says it will work with the Army to develop that.

It adds that the state attorney general is reviewing the order to determine whether it will appeal it.

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