#1 By: Xeni Jardin, September 14th, 2013 10:46
#2 By: Preston, September 14th, 2013 11:08
We were snorkeling in Hawaii a couple years ago, and those reefs are lava and basalt with a little layer of coral. The water is clear because there isn't many nutrients in the mid ocean.
#3 By: technogeek, September 14th, 2013 12:38
Just because someone has to cite it:
The Boston Molasses Disaster, also known as the Great Molasses Flood and the Great Boston Molasses Tragedy, occurred on January 15, 1919, in the North End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in the United States. A large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph (56 km/h), killing 21 and injuring 150. The event has entered local folklore, and for many decades residents claimed that on hot summer days, the area still smelled of molasses...
Don't get misled by the fact that it's "only " molasses. It's still a large industrial spill.
#4 By: Vinz Clortho, September 14th, 2013 13:31
#5 By: Spocko, September 14th, 2013 14:36
I want a better word than "leak" or "spill" how about flood? Broken pipeline?
So who wants to bet this pipeline hasn't been inspected in years, that it was grandfathered in? That what looks like a accident is actually the lastest example of deferred maintaince, regulatory capture or out and out graft?
#6 By: Acer Platanoides , September 14th, 2013 15:01
Why choose just one?
#7 By: Phasma Felis, September 14th, 2013 15:25
"So many fish have died that the Hawaii Department of Health has tripled cleanup crews to three boats."
#8 By: unclesocks, September 14th, 2013 16:37
I live just outside where this spill occurred. The shipping company Matson is basically the "Monsanto of the sea". It is sad they own all shipping into/out of Hawaii. Now we get to thank them for killing fish.
#9 By: Cowicide, September 14th, 2013 17:00
I've had a fear for a long while that if I don't get back to Hawaii to surf there again soon, industry may manage to destroy everything in the meantime to make it virtually impossible to surf or at least make it extremely unpleasant to try it. News like this only confirms those fears. Fuck it, I need to get in more money and GTFO there and experience it again before they ruin it once and for all. Maybe also stick my nose in the local politics as well and see what can be done. Fuck this.
#10 By: Brian Sizemore, September 14th, 2013 18:01
mmm...molasses brined mahi mahi, delicious.
#11 By: Mark K, September 14th, 2013 19:40
You can spend your whole life working to protect something like this only to see it all undone in one dumb accident.
#12 By: Mark K, September 14th, 2013 19:40
#13 By: dloburns, September 15th, 2013 00:35
Deluge would be my choice
#14 By: dloburns, September 15th, 2013 00:36
Molasses ain't nuthing to fuck with.
#15 By: Carl Whithof, September 15th, 2013 08:16
Yeah, I was going to mention that, being a local. Boston Sticky! F&^% Yeah! .... or something like that.
Unrelated, did the Hawaiian politicos really, really have to pull out the OMG SHARKS RUN ONEONEONE meme? I mean, really?
#16 By: dloburns, September 15th, 2013 15:24
It's thier 'THINK OF THE CHILDREN'
#17 By: WearySky, September 16th, 2013 14:03
Ahh, the cleanup crew was specifically for the dead fish. I was totally confused, and presumed that it was 3 whole boats trying to clean up the molasses.
I still don't get the shark fears though. Is it just because there are so many dead animals floating around, it'll bring in more predators? I would have thought that all that rotting meat wouldn't be particularly attractive to predators, but I don't know how picky sharks are.
#18 By: Xeni Jardin, September 19th, 2013 10:46
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