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PUNA (INTELLIHUB) — The highly-controversial Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) power plant has become a major issue of concern among U.S. government insiders who fear an imminent explosion of the plant may cause a massive tsunami and wreak havoc in the region due to the recent uptick in volcanic activity on Mount Kilauea.
What officials aren’t telling you is that PGV usually contains tens of thousands of gallons of highly flammable solvents which it uses to power its turbines. If earthquakes, eruptions, or fire cause this solvent to ignite it would trigger a massive explosion which National Guard/Civil Defense whistle-blowers fear will cause a massive tidal wave which would in turn threaten the Hawaiian Islands and the lives of people in the region. Although 60,000 gallons of the solvent was removed from the site last week, there is still a chance that capped underground geothermal well chambers which contain gasses may explode.
A local resident who received the alert from a “friend” immediately notified family members via a text message telling them to “be prepared.”
“Just got this from a friend,” the message read. “Hey loves, please notify friend and family [the] power plant [on] Hilo may explode within 48 hours which may cause earthquakes and tsunamis.”
The text message went on to read:
[It] would be a good idea to get prepared. Brock’s mom, her friend, is in the National Guard [and] is getting called in now to prepare in case this happens. They did not notify the public yet. FYI: Might have a tsunami warning withing 24 hours PLEASE make sure you make a meeting place or a number to call for your ohana. Oahu people will probably 20 minute[s] to go high up somewhere […] so please share this inside info to everyone.
A friend that works with our Civil Defense shared to just be prepared [be]cause the data is going OFF THEIR CHARTS, setting off all kind [of] bells at work.
The publication Energy Manager Today reports:
PGV officials issued a statement on Thursday reiterating that safety is their top priority. As reported by Hawaii News Now, the officials said:
“After the frequency of earthquakes increased dramatically, plant personnel closed and secured the facility per the emergency response plan. As part of that, we have done the following:
- We shut down the power plant and the geothermal wells have all been shut down.
- All pentane, a flammable fluid used in the electricity generation process, has been removed from the site and is safely stored off-site.
Plant personnel is on site around the clock, monitoring and ensuring safety. PGV personnel have been and continue to be in close communications with the Hawaii Emergency Management Administrator, Civil Defense and Mayor Harry Kim regarding the PGV facility. PGV is supplying portable air monitors to the first responders in the area and working with Pu’uhonua O Puna and American Red Cross aiding in disaster relief.”
Keep in mind, if a disaster were to occur, all of the Hawaiian Islands may be affected.