Friday, April 07, 2006

Sewage spill devastates Hawaii beaches



'Oahu's largest sewage spill on record has impacted more than just environmental standards and tourism dollars—it's severely curtailing the surf culture of the island as well. A 42-inch sewer main broke last Friday in Honolulu, dumping millions of gallons of bacteria-infected sewage into the Ala Wai Canal—which forms the inland border of the Waikiki hotel district—and out to sea. On Wednesday, city officials were able to repair the break and stop the flow of sewage, but only after an estimated 48 million gallons of raw wastewater had been released over the previous six days...' More

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