Geothermal project triggers quake, stirs safety row

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Geothermal project triggers quake, stirs safety row

Post by Shirleypal » 09-18-2009 12:08 PM

September 18, 2009
LANDAU IN DER PFALZ (GERMANY): Government officials here are reviewing the safety of a geothermal energy project that scientists say set off an earthquake in mid-August, shaking buildings and frightening many residents of this small German city.

The geothermal plant, built by Geox, a German energy company, extracts heat by drilling deep into the Earth. Advocates of the method say that it could greatly reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels by providing a vast supply of renewable energy. ... 001197.cms

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