Molasses pipeline breaks in Hawaii killing thousands of fish

233,000 gallons of molasses has leaked from a pipeline near the shore of Honolulu suffocating thousands of fish. The pipeline is used to load molasses onto ships. Officials have warned people to stay out of the water as sharks may be attracted to the area. The Hawaii Department of Health is working on removing the dead fish and cleaning up this environmental disaster.

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I'm sure that once the culprits are identified and charges are laid, the cleanup will be swift and thorough.

It won't happen again? How about it shouldn't have happened in the first place? Why would big business care about devastatingly harmful risk to the sensitive marine ecosystem when it doesn't directly harm their profits? Power needs to be put back in the hands of the people, not corporations that run our society. Not the sign of a so-called democratic system.

By Danielle Wilson (not verified) on 14 Sep 2013 #permalink

It is really disheartening to see such man-made disasters. There are hundred of ways we can deliver molasses from one place to another, but carrying it through sea route is itself very dangerous for eco life as well as natural environment.

By Faisal Saya (not verified) on 19 Sep 2013 #permalink