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Hawaii AG Announces $15.4M Settlement Over 2013 Molasses Spill

Mealey's (July 31, 2015, 1:47 PM EDT) -- HONOLULU — Hawaii Attorney General Douglas S. Chin on July 30 announced that Matson Navigation Co. will pay $15.4 million to resolve claims stemming from a September 2013 molasses spill that discharged 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor and will cease its operations there.

According to a press release from Chin’s office about the agreement, Matson would pay $5.9 million to regrow a coral nursery to help replace coral that was damages or destroyed as a result of the spill and reimburse the state for...
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