Hawaii Power is rolling out a new tool to combat a weed problem that has been spreading across its power plants.
Hawaii Power is now rolling out an app that lets residents know if they have a plant that’s being grown by the state.
The weed problem was first noticed in March, when the plant was reported to the Department of Land and Natural Resources by the Hawaii State Department of Environmental Management.
The Department of Natural Resources, along with other agencies, began a weed eradication program to eradicate the plant.
A small group of people were allowed to plant their own plants in an area that was designated a weed free zone.
Hawaiians have complained that the weed is causing problems at a number of other Hawaii power plants that have been located along the West Coast.
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