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Mistakenly open valve caused sewage spill, Coast Guard says

By Gregg K. Kakesako

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 16, 2014

~~<p>The Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, berthed at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, improperly discharged about 4,600 gallons of wastewater and sewage into Honolulu Harbor, the Coast Guard confirmed Tuesday.</p>
<p>The spill was touched off by a misalignment of the overboard discharge valve, which was locked in accordance with procedures for entering port, but incorrectly in the open position, according to a news release issued by the Coast Guard.</p>
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The Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, berthed at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, improperly discharged about 4,600 gallons of wastewater and sewage into Honolulu Harbor, the Coast Guard confirmed Tuesday.

The spill was touched off by a misalignment of the overboard discharge valve, which was locked in accordance with procedures for entering port, but incorrectly in the open position, according to a news release issued by the Coast Guard. Login for more...



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