Hawaii: Several beaches near Honolulu closed after spill contaminates water

Posted on September 16, 2013 • Filed under: Hawaii, Tourist Warning, Travel News

Travelbite.co.uk reports that several beaches in the Keehi Lagoon area of Honolulu, Hawaii, have been closed after a treacle spill has contaminated the water, killing a significant amount of marine life. The spill occurred early Monday morning, when a Matson ship was loaded with 1,600 tons of molasses (treacle) for shipping to the West Coast for processing. The ship left the harbor before sunrise and a dark discoloration of the water at Honolulu Harbor was reported to the Coastguard around 8 a.m local time. Read article

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