HAWAII BULLETIN — Emergency Responders Examine Six People At Puna Pono Alliance Meeting

imageDuring a Puna Pono Alliance meeting this afternoon at Hawaii Academy of Art and Sciences Public Charter School, numerous people gave testimonials regarding the symptoms they had upon the release of hydrogen sulfide from the Puna Geothermal Venture plant the night of Hurricane Iselle. All noted headaches, itchy and irritated eyes, scratchy throat, foggy brain and fatigue. They all said they “passed out” as a result of the drowsiness they were experiencing. Bob Petricci ultimately called the Civil Defense director and, after conferring with the mayor, the director called for an ambulance to be dispatched to the school. As I write, six people are being examined by emergency response personnel. Department of Health personnel are urging people to go to the emergency room. However, there are only five ambulances in East Hawaii, so people are going to be driving themselves. — Tiffany Edwards Hunt


3 replies
  1. sada anand kaur
    sada anand kaur says:

    Given the strength & unusual nature of storm winds, we can expect effects from this geothermal hydrogen sulphcide release to have reached more residents, at longer distances, than normal wind patterns would have.

  2. fruit farmer
    fruit farmer says:

    when the grid goes down, they need to vent or the plant becomes a bomb.

    why, when the grid goes down, do they need to vent. does the plant become a bomb, otherwise?

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