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Civil Defense: No threat following steam release at Puna Geothermal

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PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hawaii County Civil Defense is monitoring another steam release that happened early Monday at the Puna Geothermal Venture.

Civil Defense said it happened around 2:30 a.m. However, the situation has been contained and secure.

There’s no threat to the public and no evacuations are necessary.

Fire crews were on scene.

Last week, there was a steam release, which caused the plant to go offline. Tests all came back negative for hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas with a rotten egg odor. Uncontrolled releases of the gas at the plant have prompted public safety alerts in the past. 

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