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The Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School) hosted speakers Mike Kaleikini, Plant Manager for Puna Geothermal Venture, Jay Ignacio, President of Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO), John Peard, Remediation Project Manager representing Hawaii State Dept of Health and Darryl Oliveira, Director of Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The forum was moderated by Robert Petricci, of Puna Pono Alliance, Steve Hirakami, Principal of HAAS and Tom Travis.
Community members questioned the panel as to why the geothermal plant was allowed to operate during Tropical Storm Iselle and concerns regarding the venting of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas during storm.
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