Release of hydrogen sulfide at Puna Geothermal Venture plant contained

An uncontrolled release of hydrogen sulfide at the Puna Geothermal Venture plant in Pohoiki has been contained, according to the Hawaii County Civil Defense. The release was contained at 9:18 p.m. Thursday.

Emergency crews responded and plant operators worked to control the release, reported about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, and monitored the emissions. Residents were advised to remain indoors or to evacuate the area if any discomfort was experienced.