Molasses Spill Kills Thousands of Fish in Honolulu Waters

Molasses Spill Kills Thousands of Fish in Honolulu Waters

Around 1,400 tons of leaked molasses has caused thousands of fish to lose their lives in Honolulu waters. According to the State Department of Heath, hundreds of fish have already been collected from the waters and many dead fish are still believed to be in water.

According to the officials, high concentration of molasses in the water has made it impossible for the fish to take breath. The footage of the water also shows that fish are trying hard to breathe and are sticking their mouths in the air. The footage also showed uncountable crabs, dead fish and eels lying on the ocean floor. The spill also turned the water colour into yellowish brown.

According to Department Spokeswoman Janice Okubo, this area now could be of danger for humans, as sharks and barracuda may come there for dead fish.

The spill took place, when a molasses pipe started leaking, which was used to load molasses from the storage tanks to a ship. The ship was to go to California. Around 233,000 gallons of brown sugary material has spilled into the waters.

Matson Navigation Co., the shipping company however, fixed the hole later on and the leakage finally stopped on Tuesday morning.

At present, the authorities are concentrating on public safety, but later on after the investigation completes, it could impose fine on Matson navigation for breaching Clean Water Act.


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