Lava from Hawaii eruption creeps toward major power plant

Lava creeps towards power plant.

Lava from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has crept towards a geothermal power plant, prompting workers to shut down facilities amid fears of deadly gases.

Workers removed flammable substances and the plant’s deep underground wells have been filled with cold water. They will be plugged with iron on Tuesday.

“It’s not easy to predict where it’s going to go, and when it’s going to get there,” Tom Travis from Hawaii Emergency Management says.

Officials said the lava was around 274m from the closest well on Monday.

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