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More than 2,600 gallons of untreated sewage spills into Ala Wai Canal

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Approximately 2,630 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into the Ala Wai Canal after a private contractor accidentally broke a sewer line.

The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 1500 Ala Moana Boulevard near the Ala Moana Bridge.

Department of Environmental Services personnel contained the spill by 2:45 p.m.

Warning signs were posted in the area and Environmental Services workers will conduct water sampling.







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Wazdat wrote:
So what type of FINE does this UNPROFESSIONAL contractor have to pay for this and may we ask WHO it was?
on July 21,2012 | 07:28PM
serfboy wrote:
As long as the contractor doesn't pass the cost of the fine along back to the City or State.
on July 21,2012 | 10:13PM
localguy wrote:
A mainland newspaper would have named the company and posted their work history, showing it was either a mistake, or a pattern of unprofessional work. Here in the Nei, cub reporters do not have the journalism skills to post a complete news report. They just slap something up and hide their incompetence under the title "Staradvertiser Staff." This is what they do.
on July 21,2012 | 07:33PM
stevelaudig wrote:
Keep in mind that the "talent pool" responsible for this major public works consists of the same people that will be responsible for rail. The Ala Wai, a canal to nowhere, is emblematic of most large public works in the Hawaiian Islands since the Americans invaded in 1893.
on July 22,2012 | 12:50AM
Solfan wrote:
Damned fools...after that horrific nightmare a few years ago, now this. The supervisor/manager responsible for this should be shoved in for a quick swim!
on July 22,2012 | 05:16AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
When warned by the EPA, the contractor replied, "Hey, Mufi got away with it."
on July 22,2012 | 10:07AM
Kalli wrote:
No worries, he all ready gave to the Carlisle campaign.
on July 22,2012 | 11:38AM
sailfish1 wrote:
The private contractor needs to pay a big fine and also pay for all the expenses of the cleanup. We have no city money to pay for others' blunders.
on July 22,2012 | 11:57AM
Descartes22 wrote:
This stinks!
on July 22,2012 | 12:05PM
frontman wrote:
Why report this spillage??? You don't think this is the first time, do you???
on July 22,2012 | 02:05PM
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