Tuesday, May 29, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Photo Shows Lava Advancing Through Puna Geothermal Venture

Lava Closes in on Puna Geothermal Venture (Mileka Lincoln - Hawaii News Now reporter)

UPDATE: Per Puna Geothermal Venture publicist: “Essential staff remains on site around-the-clock; non-essentials told not to report to the site. Lava has crossed the main entrance to facility”

The last update from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency indicates lava flow from Fissures 7 and 21 continued to advance through PGV property covering one well that was successfully plugged. It’s unclear if it has also passed over a second well that was about 100 feet away at last check. Civil Defense says the situation at PGV is stable, secured, and being monitored.  Officials say neither well is expected to release any hydrogen sulfide — which has not been detected on property.