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Hawaiian Divers Dredge Sea Trash, State Faces Cleanup Issues

Honolulu – Divers have hauled in 30 tons of debris from reefs around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. But 100 tons remain at sea, including plastic netting, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fears is damaging the reefs by emitting heat. The organization now faces the problem of what to do with the trash once it’s returned to land. Instead of hauling it to a landfill, the debris will now go to a recycling company and be burned to generate electricity.