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Molasses Spill

Hawaii Lawmakers Call For Changes After Molasses Spill

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are responding to last year's molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor by suggesting any fines or settlements the state co...

Molassesgate: Hawaii's Biggest Environmental Disaster Is Also Its Biggest Scandal

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - On the morning of Sept. 9, people arriving at Honolulu Harbor began noticing fish floating to the surface, lethargic and gasping for air. ...

After Honolulu Molasses Spill, Matson To Reimburse Some Local Businesses

AP | Posted 12.15.2013 | Business

HONOLULU -- HONOLULU (AP) — The shipping company that spilled molasses into Honolulu Harbor last month is reimbursing some businesses affected by th...

EPA Is MIA For Honolulu Molasses Spill Inquiry

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

HONOLULU - Three weeks after a quarter million gallons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor in what is likely the state's worst-ever marine enviro...

EPA Will Conduct Investigation Into Matson Spill

Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Hawaii News Now reports that the EPA has decided to conduct a separate investigation into the Matson molasses spi...

Molasses Spill By The Numbers: From Matson's Fines to Number Of Fish Killed

Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates say that Matson faces tens of millions of dollars in penalties and fines for the molasses spill disaster in Honolulu Harbor. B...

Hawaii Molasses Spill Pipe Had Leak 1 Year Before, Matson Knew

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green

HONOLULU — A state inspector saw molasses dripping last year from the same spot where a pipe leaked up to 1,400 tons of the sugary substance int...

After Harbor Spill, What's Next For Hawaii Molasses Exports?

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.20.2013 | Green

While the cause (a damaged underwater pipe) and the immediate effects (over 26,000 fish dead, dying coral, likely millions of dollars in cleanup and f...

Endangered Species Unhurt In Hawaii Molasses Spill

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- A Hawaii state official in charge of cleaning up the spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Honolulu Harbor says no endangered species have be...

Honolulu Molasses Spill Keeps Getting Worse

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

When 233,000 gallons of molasses first spilled into Honolulu Harbor last week, it was hard to imagine the situation getting much worse. The number of ...

Matson Will Pay Back Hawaii For Molasses Spill

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

The same day Hawaii lawmakers opened up their investigation into the massive molasses spill that has killed more than 25,000 fish, the head of the com...

Hawaii Senator Wants Review After Spill

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The chief executive of the transit company responsible for spilling 1,400 tons of molasses in Hawaii waters says the company will fu...

Unlike Oil Spills, No Response Or Regulatory Systems In Place For Molasses Spills

Civil Beat | Nick Grube | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green

On Saturday, a gaggle of cameramen and reporters boarded a tug boat at Pier 9 behind Aloha Tower to go on a tour of what's being called the largest ma...

Honolulu Molasses Spill Could Cause Substantial Damage To Marine Life

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

State officials are rushing to head off an environmental and health disaster in Honolulu Harbor, where nearly a quarter million gallons of molasses fr...

Fish 'Gasp For Air' In Honolulu Harbor

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 09.19.2013 | Green

UPDATED: KITV reports that 1,400 tons of molasses spilled from Matson's faulty pipe at Honolulu Harbor. As the molasses sank to the bottom of the ocea...