Saturday, December 12, 2009

2nd Geothermal Down the Toilet


The project’s apparent collapse comes a day after Swiss government officials permanently shut down a similar project in Basel, because of the damaging earthquakes it produced in 2006 and 2007.

At least they aren't going to pillory the project geologist! Good grief, what do geologists know about rock mechanics?

Obviously the next geothermal project should be right on the Hamilton fault! Lots of potential energy there.... Seriously, if water is the driving element of all 'internal' earthquakes, then we'll probably get earthquakes with most of these 'hot, dry rock' geothermal attempts.

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