Blowout blights future of Hawaii's geothermal power

Anderson, Ian
July 1991
New Scientist;7/20/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1778, p17
Reports that the uncontrolled release of steam at a drilling site near the active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has thrown into doubt the future of geothermal power as a potential source of power in the state. Details of the blowout; Failure of the mechanism designed to contain the geothermal fluid; Closure of the well pending the outcome of the investigations ordered by the state government.


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