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Occupy Hilo hosts geothermal meeting (Feb. 9)

WHEN & WHERE: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Akebono Theater, Pahoa

One of the leading experts on hydrogen sulfide (H2S) health effects in the U.S. and maybe the world Dr. Kaye Kilburn is coming from the mainland to talk to the community about H2S, health impacts, and his proposed health study.

Harry Kim, former mayor and long time civil defense director, will talk about what he has been doing and progress in repealing Act 97. Harry has been to Oahu four times as well as Maui, and Molokai, since the last community meeting.

Puna Pono Alliance and Harry Kim have put geothermal development in Hawaii front and center at state Legislature.

Puna Pono Alliance member Tom Travis will speak about enhanced geothermal systems, or hydroshearing.

Also, the Geothermal Health Study meeting is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at HAAS. The location has been changed to HAAS (makai of Highway 130, Pahoa Post Office Road).

This is the second of a series of study group meetings commissioned by county Department of Research & Development, facilitated by Dr. Peter Adler to investigate health issues associated with geothermal in the community.

The meeting may include teleconferences with doctors from the East Coast (Dr. Ninu Quirk), and the Marshal Islands (Dr. Sam Ruben was the DOH doctor here during some of the accidents. He documented some of the impacts) and Kilburn will be there.

The public is welcome to observe and there is likely to be time for questions from the public at the end of the session.

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