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HECO: No health hazard following reported gas leak at Waiau Power Plant

Published: Oct. 2, 2015 at 2:14 AM HST|Updated: Oct. 2, 2015 at 10:44 AM HST
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PEARL CITY, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters responded to reports on Thursday of a potentially toxic gas release at the Waiau Power Plant, but officials later determined there was no immediate safety or health hazard.

A Hawaiian Electric spokesman says a crew inside the plant smelled the gas around 9 p.m. and called 911 just to be safe.

Initial reports said that it could have been hydrogen sulfide, a colorless toxic gas that smells like rotten eggs, but an investigation indicated there were no safety or health hazards.

HECO will be at the plant on Friday to assess the situation and continue monitoring the air quality throughout the day.

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