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    Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    (HawaiiNewsNow) - The molasses fish kill is even worse than expected, according to the state Health Department and marine biologists.

    "This is the worst environmental damage to sea life that I have come across, and its fair to say this is a biggie, if not the biggest that we've had to confront in the state of Hawaii," said Gary Gill, deputy director for the Environmental Health Division of the Health Department.

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    With 233,000 gallons of thick molasses sinking to the bottom like a rock, we asked Roger White of Cool Blue Scuba to dive in with his camera and document the damage.
    He surfaced with a bombshell: "There's nothing alive down there at all. Everything down there is dead."
    Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL


    They're saying this is worse than even an oil spill -- oil spills float on top, this stuff dispersed, descended, and captured or consumed the oxygen the local wildlife needed to survive. Everything that died down there suffocated.
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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    Weird story. Nature will recover though in time.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post


    Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL


    They're saying this is worse than even an oil spill -- oil spills float on top, this stuff dispersed, descended, and captured or consumed the oxygen the local wildlife needed to survive. Everything that died down there suffocated.
    As bad as this sounds and looks, it might be best to reserve judgment.
    They have dumped a large amount of an organic compound into the bay.
    It is bad, but people who are close and passionate about the bay, may exaggerate
    the damage.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    So sad.

    I've worked with molasses before and it is yucky stuff, but this is amazing. I wonder how it spilled, and how much?

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    So sad.

    I've worked with molasses before and it is yucky stuff, but this is amazing. I wonder how it spilled, and how much?
    Pipe connect to the ship broke.

    Apparently this also happened in the streets of Boston back in 1919, suffocating 21.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    So sad.

    I've worked with molasses before and it is yucky stuff, but this is amazing. I wonder how it spilled, and how much?
    About 233K gallons.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    What a catastrophe. Thousands upon thousands of fish, miles away from the spill, everything dead. Heart-wrenching.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    We need to stop Big Syrup from poisoning our wildlife and thinking they can get away with it.

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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    They should put yeast in the bay and make rum.
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    Re: Underwater video uncovers mass kill from Matson molasses spill

    Not only are the fish dead, but somewhere there's a child who's going without molasses today as a result. Quick, check the party affiliation of the perps - especially the pipe manufacturer. I already suspect Halliburton, Cheney, and the Koch brothers.

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