Hawaii volcano update: Is geothermal plant at risk of EXPLODING again? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hawaii volcano update: Is geothermal plant at risk of EXPLODING again?

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV), which provides a quarter of the island's electricity, has been a cause for concern since Kilauea's volcanic activity became explosive on May 3.

It was thought that the plant would be spared by the volcano, as lava began diverting away from the area and nearby fissures - numbers 7 and 21 out of 23 - seemed to be less active.

However it seems mother nature had other plans. Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the County of Hawaii said: The flow from fissures 21 and 7 was widening and advancing.”

On Saturday evening, a tide of lava crossed onto the property of PGV.

The plant stores the highly flammable chemical pentane, 50,000 gallons of which have already been moved from harm’s way.

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