Maui beach, park reopened after shock cord deemed non-threatening

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources has reopened a Maui beach and part of a state park.

The Pu’u Olai area (Little Beach) and a portion of Makena Beach State Park reopened at noon Wednesday after staff and military ordnance experts determined a shock cord posed no danger to the public.

The cord, which was discovered Tuesday fronting the beach at Pu’u Olai, was a remnant from a rockfall mitigation project in the 1990s. Officials say it was “spent,” non-explosive and non-threatening.

“Thanks to the military personnel who provided air transport and EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) support to State Parks. We thank beach and ocean users for their understanding,” said Clarence Yamamoto, Maui branch chief for the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement.

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