- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) - The state is paying more than $2 million to have two geothermal wells plugged in Pahoa on the Big Island.

KHON-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2frfAVY ) that the Department of Land and Natural Resources has hired Water Resources International to plug and abandon the wells, which were drilled in 1991. Researchers had used the wells to monitor temperature gradients down the shafts, but now they are no longer being used by the department or the University of Hawaii.

Work to prepare one well site for plugging has begun, while work at the second well is planned to start around mid-December.

The project is expected to be complete in about three months.

A community meeting is scheduled for Dec. 8 to allow members of the public to ask state officials about the project.


Information from: KHON-TV, https://khon.com

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