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A&B halts molasses to shipments from Hawaii to mainland amid small leak in Kahului Harbor

KAHULUI, Hawaii – A shipping company is temporarily halting all shipments of molasses to the mainland after a minor leak into a Maui harbour.

Hawaii News Now reports ( http://ow.ly/qfFre ) two gallons of molasses leaked into Kahului Harbor on Sunday.

Alexander & Baldwin President Chris Benjamin says the shipping company is investigating the leak, which appears to be a break in the pipeline. He says the leak was very small and quickly dissipated.

Shipping giant Matson Inc. was responsible for more than 200,000 gallons of molasses leaking into Honolulu Harbor in early September. The leak killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life and Matson has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury for documents relating to the spill.

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Information from: KGMB-TV, http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/