Bypass spill reported at Pearl Harbor

Published On: Sep 14 2013 01:03:01 PM HST
HONOLULU -

An estimated 300,000 gallons of treated wastewater spill was reported at the Pearl Harbor Naval Facilities Engineering Command, authorities said Saturday.

According to the Clean Water Branch of the State Department of Health, the fully treated and UV-disinfected effluent bypassed the sand filtration unit of the NAVFAC wastewater treatment plant and was discharged into Mamala Bay about 1.5 miles offshore at a depth of 150 feet.

Beaches are still open to the public, officials said.

NAVFAC officials said they expect the effluent to remain within permit limitations.

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