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Uncontrolled venting of Hydrogen Sulfide gas at Puna Geothermal Venture


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UPDATED (11:15 PM on 8/7/2014)

This advisory has been cancelled as of 10:15 p.m. Residents who may have evacuated may return home at this time.

MEDIA RELEASE

This is a Civil Defense Message

This is a Geothermal incident advisory.

A Civil Defense Alert is now in effect for the following areas due to the uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide at the Puna Geothermal Venture plant in Pohoiki:

  • Leilani Estates
  • Pohoiki Road
  • Lani Puna

Emergency crews are responding and plant operators are woking on controlling the release and monitoring the emissions. Residents are advised to remain indoors or to evacuate the area if any discomfort is experienced. The Pahoa High School gym is currently open as an evacuation shelter for those who wish to leave the area.

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