Foes, supporters turn out for contentious meeting about Hu Honua project

  • Dave Clark, a worker employed at the Hu Honua Bioenergy job site, holds bottles of water containing liquid he witnessed flowing over the cliffside at the site on Friday. (TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald)

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    A dance troupe performs as their testimony Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center during a public testimony session regarding the Hu Honua Bioenergy plant.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Koohan Paik-Mander confronts Hu Honua consultant Dennis Poma during his presentation Wednesday at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.

HILO — Citing concerns over air and water pollution, opponents of the Hu Honua Bioenergy power plant — being built along the coast near Pepeekeo — asked during a hearing Wednesday that an environmental impact statement be done before the project is complete.