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Molasses spill highlights gap in harbor rules


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2013

~~<p>No one wants accidents to happen, but we all know they're possible, so it's necessary to be prepared to some degree. That's particularly true when companies ask for the privilege of doing business, literally, in Hawaii's precious natural environment.</p>
<p>So it boggles the mind to learn that Matson Navigation Co. had no response plan for molasses spilling into Honolulu Harbor from a leaky pipe, let alone for the 1,400-plus tons of it now killing fish and marine life by the thousands.</p>
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No one wants accidents to happen, but we all know they're possible, so it's necessary to be prepared to some degree. That's particularly true when companies ask for the privilege of doing business, literally, in Hawaii's precious natural environment.

So it boggles the mind to learn that Matson Navigation Co. had no response plan for molasses spilling into Honolulu Harbor from a leaky pipe, let alone for the 1,400-plus tons of it now killing fish and marine life by the thousands. Login for more...



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