(ABOVE VIDEO) Audio taken from a media conference call on Tuesday involving the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawaii County Civil Defense.
- Officials and scientists said the June 27 lava flow is still very much active. In the last day or so, the flow front has started to advance again.
- The Department of Environmental Management has identified an alternate site for the current transfer station in Pahoa, which is in the projected path of the lava flow. The new location will be by the skate park, behind the community center.
- Talks between the State DOT and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue concerning mitigation options for Highway 130, but civil defense has nothing official to report as of yet.
- Civil Defense talks with FAA are ongoing concerning lava overflight restrictions, in order to allow for news media.