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Coming clean

Officials reveal previous molasses leaks from pipe

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 21, 2013

~~<p>State Department of Transportation workers saw molasses leaking from a faulty pipe under Pier 51 on two occasions prior to the spill that sent 233,000 gallons of the sticky liquid into Hono&shy;lulu Harbor and Keehi Lagoon last week, causing an alarming kill-off of fish and coral.</p>
<p>Leaks were spotted in July 2012 and May of this year &mdash; and while Matson Navigation Co. was notified about the 2012 leak, there was no such notification to the shipping company in May, DOT Deputy Director Randy Grune said Friday in a news conference.</p>
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State Department of Transportation workers saw molasses leaking from a faulty pipe under Pier 51 on two occasions prior to the spill that sent 233,000 gallons of the sticky liquid into Hono­lulu Harbor and Keehi Lagoon last week, causing an alarming kill-off of fish and coral.

Leaks were spotted in July 2012 and May of this year — and while Matson Navigation Co. was notified about the 2012 leak, there was no such notification to the shipping company in May, DOT Deputy Director Randy Grune said Friday in a news conference. Login for more...



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