HILO, Hawaii – Jon Olson, an outspoken member of the Puna community, addressed the Hawaii County Council Committee on Public Safety and Mass Transit on Tuesday, giving the local lawmakers an earful on recent incidents at Puna Geothermal Venture.
Councilwoman Margaret Wille brought forward communication 1072 on behalf of the Unified 4 Puna group in order to have a discussion with the civil defense administrator “on the status of island-wide disaster preparedness for hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfires, and lava flows.” However, much of the testimony focused on the Puna Geothermal Venture steam releases that have occurred in recent days.
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HILO (BIVN) - "As is always the case," the outspoken Puna resident tells the council, "PGV has come up to suck all the air out of the room."