(ABOVE PHOTO) File photo of Puna Geothermal Venture courtesy Hawaii Electric Light Company
- According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, the Puna Geothermal Venture reported having a steam release from the plant re-injection system at approximately 7:30 a.m.
- The release lasted about 1 minute, civil defense says, and no release of hydrogen sulfide was noted. Emergency crews are investigating and no actions or evacuations are needed.
Big Island Video News will have more information as it becomes available. The Civil Defense audio message has been included below.