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John Pritchett

John Pritchett is an award-winning cartoonist. He has created artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. See his portfolio on the web at: pritchettcartoons.com. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat’s views.


The mayor of Maui County has told the EPA it can seal Lahaina’s toxic ash with a
soil stabilization product, even though some warn of its potential public health consequences.

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About the Author

John Pritchett

John Pritchett is an award-winning cartoonist. He has created artwork in Hawaii for decades, including 20 years at the Honolulu Weekly. See his portfolio on the web at: pritchettcartoons.com. Opinions are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat’s views.


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As far as I can tell it's not a plastic. It's enzyme treated chiton. Chiton is the exoskeleton from insects and crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters.

wantoknow · 1 month ago

The question is - which is more toxic and harmful to health? Untreated ash? or the spraying to control the ash? The previous civil beat article seemed to indicate that that soiltec has been approved for this purpose? If Bissen doesnt approve it - there will be those that say he failed to mitigate the ash problem? My opinion is he waited too long to decide as typical Hawaii delays, people already back in Lahaina exposed to ash inhilation etc. and now we spray and they are exposed to the spray? If going to spray, do it right away before people come back!

Chris · 1 month ago

Aloha, anything described as "a liquid plastic" (in one of the CB articles) sets off immediate alarm bells in my mind.

Makana · 1 month ago

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