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Protests Halt Construction Of Telescope Atop Hawaiian Volcano

Construction has been brought to a halt by Hawaiians who say they consider the mountain summit sacred ground.

Thu April 09, 2015 - National Edition
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The web site Tech Times is reporting that the construction of one of the world’s largest telescopes on top of a Hawaiian volcano has been halted after a week of protests by Native Hawaiians who say they consider the mountain summit sacred ground.

Gov. David Ige announced that the firm building the astronomical instrument at the peak of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii has accepted his request to stop work for one week.

The temporary construction pause agreed to by the company, Thirty Meter Telescope, will allow all parties involved, including native groups that have opposed the telescope since construction began last year, to have more discussions about the project.

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