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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2002

 

WASTEWATER SPILLS INTO KEWALO BASIN

     Grease clogging an eight-inch sewer line caused wastewater to backup and overflow a manhole in the parking structure of the Neal Blaisdell Center today (October 13).

     The spill, estimated at 1,445 gallons, flowed into the parking structure’s drainage system, which empties into the Kewalo Basin several blocks away.  The spill was reported at
12:35 p.m. and stopped at 2:32 p.m.

     Warning signs were posted along the wharf area of Kewalo Basin, near Fisherman’s Wharf.  Affected waters were sampled for laboratory analysis.  A city crew disinfected contaminated areas of the Blaisdell parking structure.  The State Department of Health was notified of the incident.

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Monday, October 14, 2002

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