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Governor: Power Plant ‘Stable’ as Lava Nears

May 28, 2018

Lava from the Kilauea volcano reached a geothermal power plant on the Big Island on Sunday, approaching wells that have been capped to protect against the release of toxic gas should they mix with lava. Gov. David Ige says the plant is "stable." (May 27)

Governor: Large Volcanic Plume ‘Shot Lived’

May 18, 2018

Hawaii Governor David Ige says the volcanic plume that shot ash 30,000 feet in the air on Thursday morning was short-lived and authorities were prepared for it. Ash from the plume rained down on a nearby town. (May 18)

Hawaii Energy Plant is Removing Flammable Gas

May 10, 2018

Hawaii Gov. David Ige says a geothermal energy plant near a lava outbreak in Hawaii is accelerating its removal of stored flammable gas. Ige said Wednesday the Puna Geothermal Venture plant has about 50,000 gallons of pentane on site. (May 9)

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