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Matson, state lacked molasses spill plans

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2013

~~<p>Matson Inc. officials said Thursday that the shipping company did not have a response plan for a molasses spill, even though its vessels export as much as 2,000 tons of the viscous liquid each week to the mainland from a pipeline at Hono&shy;lulu Harbor.</p>
<p>The revelation comes after an estimated 233,000 gallons of molasses from Matson's operation poured into the harbor Monday, killing thousands of fish and marine animals there and around Keehi Lagoon so far. The disaster further threatens to destroy coral colonies in Hono&shy;lulu Harbor.</p>
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Matson Inc. officials said Thursday that the shipping company did not have a response plan for a molasses spill, even though its vessels export as much as 2,000 tons of the viscous liquid each week to the mainland from a pipeline at Hono­lulu Harbor.

The revelation comes after an estimated 233,000 gallons of molasses from Matson's operation poured into the harbor Monday, killing thousands of fish and marine animals there and around Keehi Lagoon so far. The disaster further threatens to destroy coral colonies in Hono­lulu Harbor. Login for more...



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