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  • Hawaii May 27, 2018

    Lava Covers Plugged Well at Hawaii Geothermal Plant Property

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano covered at least one well Sunday at a geothermal power plant on the Big Island, according to a Hawaii County Civil Defense report. The well was successfully plugged in anticipation of the lava flow, and a second well 100 feet (30.5 meters) away has also been secured, according to the report. The plugs protect against...

  • Hawaii May 22, 2018

    Energy Wells Plugged as Hawaii’s Volcano Sends Lava Nearby

    Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. Lava from a nearby, new volcanic vent entered, then stalled, on the 815-acre (329.8 hectare) property where the Puna Geothermal Venture wells occupy around 40 acres (16 hectares). Residents have been concerned about hazards if...

  • Major May 16, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Warning Upgraded to Red, Major Eruption Could Be Imminent

    The Hawaiian volcano that forced evacuations, spewing lava and noxious fumes into communities was said to have increased in intensity Tuesday, as the U.S. Geological Survey said major eruption was imminent.

  • Hawaii County May 15, 2018

    Does Insurance Cover Volcanos, Worried Hawaii Homeowners Wonder

    Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain, are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to learn whether their coverage...

  • toxic gas May 5, 2018

    Despite Calming of Hawaii Volcano, Scientists Remain Wary

    The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to five as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. “I have no idea how soon we can get back,” said Todd Corrigan, who left his...

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