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Newberry Crater Geothermal

OPB | Feb. 16, 2012 8:30 p.m.

EGS, Enhanced Geothermal Systems, hopes to get hot water out of a dry well just outside the Newberry Crater. The experiment hopes to create massive reservoirs two miles under ground. The earth would heat the cold water injected into fissures in the rocks and pumps would bring the hot water back out for energy production.

First Broadcast: 2012
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Nicholas Fisher
Videographer: Michael Bendixen
Maps Courtesy: SMU Geothermal Lab
Animation Courtesy: AltaRock Energy, Oregon Department of Geology & Mineral Industries
Video courtesy of: US Geological Survey, KQED

More Information
Newberry Geothermal
AltaRock Energy
BLM Geothermal

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