Friday, June 3, 2016

USA, Hawaii: Project will Study Dispersion of Gases from the Puna Geothermal Power Plant

Puna Geothermal Air Quailty Model Approved (Big Island Video News)

The Windward Planning Commission has approved a Hawaii County Civil Defense request to release funds for an updated air quality model for the area surrounding Puna Geothermal Venture. The project will study the dispersion of hydrogen sulfide and other gases from the Pohoiki power plant.

Past and present civil defense heads presented the request to commissioners during a meeting in Hilo on Thursday. Retired former Civil Defense chief Darryl Oliveira sat beside present and interim Civil Defense administrator Ed Teixeira during the hearing. Both supported the use of the Geothermal Asset Fund for the project, which will total $362,719.

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