Molasses Release Honolulu Harbor Incident Command Post concludes response operations

Hawaii-Pacific Coast Guard News
HONOLULU – The Molasses Release Honolulu Harbor Incident Command Post concluded response operations, Friday.

Water samples taken by the incident command Friday indicated oxygen levels in Honolulu Harbor and Keehi Lagoon are returning to normal. No molasses was observed during a helicopter overflight Friday.

Based on the findings from the incident command, the Department of Health has recommended that signs warning the public to stay out of affected areas be removed. The Department of Land and Natural Resources will open Keehi Lagoon Saturday for recreational use.

Emergency response activities will now transition to the recovery and restoration phase led by the Department of Land and Natural Resources. With this transition, the Joint Information Center will close Friday. Media and public calls should be directed to the appropriate state or federal agencies.

For response related updates and information visit the following website.

Matson Claims Hotline: (808) 848-8300 (For businesses that have suffered losses from the molasses spill)

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