As feared, Lava is now entering the plant!
Hawaiian Authorities Work to Protect Power Plant From Lava Flow
Hawaii will lose most of its power if this power plant goes!
What are they going to do dig a giant trench?
“Hawaiian authorities scrambled Tuesday to protect a major power plant from approaching lava, in the latest threat from renewed eruption of the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano nearly three weeks ago.
Hawaii County officials said the flow began Monday night when one of more than 20 fissures caused by the volcanic eruptions reactivated and sent lava onto the property of Puna Geothermal Venture, a 38-megawatt plant that produces electricity by running a turbine with superheated water from wells. If the molten lava compromises a well, emergency officials say that could set off clouds of flammable and potentially deadly hydrogen sulfide.”