Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow covers well at Geothermal Power Plant

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UTV Alert – Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow covers well at Geothermal Power Plant – Lava on the site of the Puna Geothermal Venture plant has stalled after covering two wells over the weekend. Civil defense officials said no release of hydrogen sulfide was detected at the plant. Gov. David Ige, meanwhile, said at a news conference Sunday that authorities “feel confident that the risk is mitigated.” PGV officials say they believe they’ve mitigated the threat of an uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide if lava inundates their property and makes contact with their wells. Ten of the 11 wells were quenched — a process in which the well is injected with water to cool and depressurization it. An 11th well was plugged with bentonite clay after proving resistant to quenching efforts.

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