Nightly News   |  September 12, 2013

Hawaii’s molasses spill will take weeks to clean up

Honolulu is dealing with an unexpected environmental disaster after a molasses spill kills thousands of fish. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> amazing story out of honolulu harbor tonight where they are dealing with an environmental disaster from the most unlikely source. it is a molasses spill. a pipeline leaked as it was loaded onto a tanker ship for the west coast . an estimated 233,000 gallons of molasses has already killed marine life , likely thousands of fish before it's all over. officials say it could be weeks before it has all washed out into the seawater.