On my newsfeed, I came across this article from NBC about 500,000 gallons of sewage that has flooded the streets and has even spread as far as the famous beaches of Waikiki. At first I was stunned by the amount of waste that had contaminated the area and was curious as to the cause. It was caused by the locals leaving open the manholes, ironically, to prevent flooding of their vehicles and homes allowing the heavy rains to completely inundate the sewer system, and eventually overflow. The natural beauty of Hawaii which is the foundation of their tourist based economy was so poorly protected and managed. Now they are forced to deal with the unknown risks of encountering the contaminated waste.