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Project To Pour Water Into Volcano To Make Power

By Jeff Barnard

In this May 16, 2008, file photo, a worker steps down from the drilling platform under the hot afternoon sun at the Newberry Crater geothermal project near LaPine, Ore. Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of the dormant Central Oregon volcano this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)


Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise.

They hope the water comes back to the surface fast enough and hot enough to create cheap, clean electricity that isn’t dependent on sunny skies or stiff breezes – without shaking the earth and rattling the nerves of nearby residents.

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Posted by FanningCommunications on Feb 1st, 2012 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response by filling following comment form or trackback to this entry from your site

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  1. [...] NOTE – This is a follow-up to the story “Project To Pour Water Into Volcano To Make Power” that appeared in the February 2012 issue of The Chief [...]

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