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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 31, 2002

 

WASTEWATER SPILL INTO NUUANU STREAM:  UPDATE

           Near the intersection of College Walk and Kukui Street, a collapse of a 20-foot section (downstream of spill that occurred on October 28) and two breaks (upstream of spill that occurred on October 28) in a 10-inch sewer line caused raw wastewater to leak and spill into Nuuanu Stream yesterday (October 30).  The volume and duration of the spill is not known. 

           The Department of Environmental Services discovered the spill at 8:30 a.m. yesterday morning (October 30) while flushing a repaired sewer line with potable water.  The spill was secured at 11:00 a.m. yesterday (October 30) and repairs to the sewer line completed by 2:30 a.m. this morning (October 31).  

           Warning signs are posted along the stream.  Affected waters have been sampled for laboratory analysis.

            The State Department of Health was notified of the incident.

 

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Thursday, October 31, 2002

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