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Geothermal Talk at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Sept. 25

September 7, 2012, 4:54 PM HST
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“Developing Energy from an Active Volcano” will be the focus of a talk at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m.

The lecture, which is part of the Park’s monthly After Dark in the Park program series, is free but park fees may apply.

Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory scientists Jim Kauahikaua, Frank Trusdell, Wes Thelen, and Jeff Sutton will present a brief history of geothermal development in Hawaii and a description of the location and nature of the hydrothermal system.

The most attractive area for power development is Kilauea’s lower east rift zone. The scientists will address the volcano and seismic hazards on Kilauea and the effects of geothermal development, plus the volcanic gas emissions from the hydrothermal system and their potential hazards.

For more information, contact Jessica Ferracane, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Public Affairs, 808-985-6018.

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