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PGV incident renews geothermal fears

While Tropical Storm Iselle apparently didn’t cause any serious injuries, some lower Puna residents think the same cannot be said for the steam release that occurred at Puna Geothermal Venture while they were hunkering down for Iselle’s arrival.

HVO back to being fully operational

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a written statement Tuesday it became fully operational Aug. 13. The federally operated observatory had been less than fully operational since the previous Friday morning after Tropical Storm Iselle directly hit the Big Island on Aug. 7.