- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (AP) - Portable toilets have been removed from the Mauna Kea’s visitors center area after state officials informed a vendor it lacked a permit to keep the porta-potties there.

Hawaii News Now (https://bit.ly/1JQ6Cdg ) reports three portable bathrooms were removed Tuesday.

Kona Lua received a letter from the state Department of Land and Natural Resources saying it would face fines up to $10,000 per day if the porta-potties weren’t removed within 48 hours.

The toilets were donated to Thirty Meter Telescope protesters by residents and a few local businesses who wanted to show their support. They were set up more than a week ago after the state closed the visitors center and its bathrooms.

The portable toilets were open to everyone, including visitors still going to the mountain even though the summit is closed.


Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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