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Ground-Based Volcano-Fracking?


Enter fracking.  According to a detailed report from the Energy & Environment News Greenwire, a Washington state firm, using techniques similar to those developed in the natural gas industry, is preparing a demonstration project in which they will drill into an inactive volcano in Oregon, pump in millions of gallons of water, and attempt to turn a “hot rock” site into a productive geothermal location.  If successful, this could revolutionize electricity generation, especially in the American West, where the nation’s best potential geothermal sites are located.

While I would still prefer airborne-lasers as the tip of the spear in the age-old battle against Vulcan and his minions, perhaps fracking will prove the better technology to drain away the magma-rage of our sulfurous foes?

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