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Hawaii / Volcanic Power #561187

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 15, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Kilauea, Hawaii: Reed Galin) Hawaii's Kilauea volcano featured; details given, scenes shown. Hawaiians reported believing volcano home of goddess Pele. [Polikoppu DEDMAN - describes religion] State officials reported wanting to develop geothermal energy source from volcano; details given, scenes shown. [Hawaii Elec. Light Company spokesperson George JENKINS - supports plan.] Benefits of proposal outlined. [DEDMAN - says doesn't like thought of drilling holes into sacred land.] Ancient Hawaiian religion called Pele discussed. [Park OFFICIAL - reads letter from tourist with regard to return of lava to volcano.] [Pele defense fund attorney Tom LUBBEN - denigrates proposal.] [Hilo, Hawaii, Mayor Dante CARPENTER - comments on situation.] Volcanic area's ambiance described. [DEDMAN - says volcano's spirituality musn't be touched.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Galin, Reed

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