Crews clearing 1,200 tons of lava rock from transfer station

February 5, 2015 11:09 PM

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Work is underway to clear 40 truckloads of rock left behind after lava poured through a Big Island trash transfer station.

The county is getting ready to reopen the Pahoa solid waste transfer station in March. But first, crews need to clear more than 800 cubic yards — or about 1,200 tons — of lava rock. A construction company started breaking apart and hauling away the rock this week.

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