Grease to blame for Hawaii wastewater spill

The state Department of Health announced Monday about 3,500 gallons of wastewater entered Waikele Stream in Hawaii.

Jan 7th, 2013

HONOLULU, HAWAII, Jan. 7, 2013 -- The state Department of Health announced Monday that about 3,500 gallons of wastewater entered Waikele Stream, which empties into West Loch at Pearl Harbor.

Health officials say residential grease caused a manhole to overflow on Awamoi Street in Waipahu.

Warning signs have been posted and water samples will be taken. The public is advised to stay out of Waikele Stream.

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