Several new reports are casting a shadow over Hawaii’s most visited tourist site.
Based on interviews with USS Arizona Memorial workers, reports posted by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility allege shoddy conditions and mismanagement at the historic park.
KHON2 first reported in March that tour companies were selling admission tickets to the memorial which are supposed to be free to the public. In these reports, workers say top park managers were complicit in the activity.
There’s also concern over poor maintenance of the memorial, the superintendent’s chronic absenteeism and low morale of employees.
Following these reports, there was no investigation by the National Park Service. The park service tells KHON2 that it’s been working with the memorial to make sure everything is running smoothly.