From Robert Petricci:
Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting Notice
Community meeting regarding the operation of the geothermal plant during the arrival of Tropical Storm Iselle.
August 30th at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School), 15-1397 Homestead Road, in Pahoa at 4:00 pm.
PPA will host the Hawaii County Civil Defense director, and a PGV representative in a public meeting to address the concerns of the community regarding the operation of the geothermal plant in the face of Tropical Storm Iselle, We also invited HELCO, DOH, and the Hawaii County Planning Director.
Council District 4 Rep. Greggor Illigan told me he would be there also.The meeting will address the release of geothermal toxins during and after the storm, [and] the action taken as concerns possible health effects from the release, and the performance of the H2S monitoring system before, during, and after the storm.
Those invited to interact with the community are Jay Ignacio of HELCO, Mike Kaleikini of PGV, Darryl Oliveria of Civil Defense, Duane Kanuha of the Planning Department, and Dr. Linda Rosen of the Hawaii Department of Health. Puna Pono will provide a brief introduction. Then each of the invited participants will be asked to provide a timeline and to address why the plant was operating, to address the adequacy of County and PGV emergency plans, [and] to describe what actions were taken, what complications were faced, and how those complications were dealt with. Following the presentations of invited presenters, the attendees will ask questions as time permits.
Please email this notice of the meeting to your network and friends as soon as possible.