HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it's joining together with the Hawaii Department of Health to investigate a spill of 1,400 tons of molasses in Honolulu Harbor.
EPA spokesman Dean Higuchi said Wednesday investigators will study whether there were any violations of the Clean Water Act.
Higuchi says the probe is just beginning and he doesn't know when it will be done.
He says agencies are starting to shift from responding to investigating the spill.
About 233,000 gallons of molasses dripped into the harbor from a pipe belonging to shipping company Matson Navigation Co. The spill this month killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life.
Last week, the state Department of Transportation disclosed state inspectors saw molasses dripping from the same spot on two occasions since last year.
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