Molasses Spill in Hawaii More Lethal to Fish Than Oil

We’ve heard about the dangers of oil spills on marine life, but this week, Hawaii’s coast has been devastated by a surprisingly dangerous substance. On Monday, a brown plume was spotted seeping into Honolulu Harbor and Keehi Lagoon after a ship moseyed out to sea. That would be 1,400 tons of sticky molasses spilled by Matson Inc. from a pipe used to load the goo onto the ship. Best known for its starring role in bran muffins and gingerbread, molasses unfortunately, is lethal to fish.

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