Activists are calling for better geothermal safety after a fatal accident at a geothermal power plant in Indonesia.
Activists are urging regulators to better enforce workplace safety practices at geothermal power plants following a hydrogen sulfide leak at a plant in Dieng, Central Java, killed and injured employees on Saturday, reported the Jakarta Post.
State-owned geothermal company PT Geo Dipa Energi (GDE), which operates the plant,
said the gas leaked while employees were checking a relief valve in preparation for drilling on well pad number 28. “One person was killed and five others are in intensive care at the Wonosobo Hospital after the incident.”