Former guest and Hawaii resident, Sofia wilt co-hosts this episode on a subject very close to her heart (and health). Following the aftermath of Storm Iselle, Sofia along with many other Hawaiian residents were exposed to poisonous gasses, released from the local and controversial PGV Geothermal Power Plant. Trapped due to trees and debris on the roads, residents were left without help and without guidance. To add insult to injury, the government has played this down and the jury is still out on what will happen to the power plant.
Joining Sofia and I on the podcast are Tom Travis and Bob Petricci.
Tom has spent a life time in service, and served as Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, Deputy Commander for the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CGN 71) Battle Group, director of the Navy’s experimentation program, and submarine commanding officer aboard USS New York City. Tom now works as a National Security Officer
Bob Petricci heads up the Puna Pono Alliance that support environmentally safe, culturally sensitive, economically viable, and sustainable energy alternatives for Hawai`i County. His understanding of the geothermal history in Hawaii is shared with us on the podcast and his work for protecting its citizens is great. Check out his website where you can learn more about the work Bob is doing but it is also a forum for residents to upload their own stories of how they were affected. http://bobpetricci.com/geo/index.php/pgv-incident