The Columbus Dispatch
Zuckerberg buys more Hawaii land, including deadly dam site
Billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has purchased more property in Hawaii, including most of a reservoir that unleashed a deadly flood 15 years ago.
Property records show Zuckerberg’s Kaloko LLC bought a 110-acre site on Kauai last month for $17 million from a company owned by the Pflueger family, the Honolulu Staradvertiser reported.
The purchase includes most of a reservoir that flooded in 2006, killing seven people, after a section of a dam burst following 40 days of near-constant rain.
Zucerkberg and wife Priscilla Chang are committed to doing their part of fulfilling legal requirements and promoting safety of the reservoir, said Ben Labolt, a spokesman for the couple.
The couple plan to extend farming, ranching, conservation and wildlife protection work on the land, Labolt said. They already had 1,300 acres on the island.