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October 19, 2023
Maui gives so much to the world. As guests, we are honored to give our support back.
Ash and debris on properties affected by wildfires on Maui may impact wildlife, marine life, and people’s health as they can contain harmful contaminants like asbestos, lead, and arsenic. Ash and debris can spread by wind, rain, re-entry, Phase 2 debris removal, or events where ash is disturbed.
Maui County—with the Hawaiʻi Department of Health (DOH), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and EPA—requested using soil stabilizer to control ash and dust in the areas impacted by the wildfires.
EPA successfully applied soil stabilizer in Kula on September 25, 2023, and after the Mayor approved applying Soiltac® in Lāhainā in mid-October, EPA began applying it thereafter.
Ash and debris can contain harmful contaminants like asbestos, lead, arsenic, and other hazardous substances.
impact breathing and cause infections.
For more information on the impacts of ash on human health, please go to: health.hawaii.gov/mauiwildfires/
residents and workers are protected.
Before application, EPA teams and cultural monitors will closely study the building footprint and surrounding area to ensure wildlife, animal feeders, personal items, or other unintended items are not impacted by application.
Soil stabilizer will not be applied to historic or cultural areas or items previously known or flagged by cultural monitors.
We anticipate there will be a need for reapplication based on significant disturbances (after it has been applied), weather events, and/or solar degredation. But our first objective is to apply the soil stablizer to all ash footprints. For more information, please contact our hotline at: (808)-539-0555.
The soil stabilizer is effective for four to six months if it is not disturbed.
Soil stabilizer is not intended to permanently control ash. After residents visit their properties, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove ash, debris, and the soil stabilizer during Phase 2.
Residents cannot opt out of soil stabilizer application. Soil stabilizer will be applied to all properties in Lāhainā to protect residents’ health and fragile coastal and marine ecosystems.
Yes. Run it under hot water or steam it, then wipe the surface with a soft cloth. The Soiltac® will remain non- toxic, even during removal.
For more information regarding the above uses please visit: soilworks.com/reference-library
Find more information about EPA’s support of the Maui wildfires response at: epa.gov/maui-wildfires
For more info about EPA’s work, contact us at: