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Published on Thursday, January 09, 2014
Akutan Volcano hosts a geothermal system that includes a fumarole field at about 400 meters (1312 feet) elevation on the northeast flank of the volcano and a series of hot springs that discharge close to sea level on the northeast side of the island. Numerous industry-led geophysical studies and test drilling in the past few years have proven the existence of a geothermal resource. USGS field studies completed in 2012 suggest that the available geothermal resource may be even larger than previously recognized.
Press Release (1/9/2014)
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5231 (1/9/2014)
Project Website: Geothermal
Categories: All, Other Energy, Geothermal, Regional Studies, Alaska, Type: Press Release, Type: USGS Publication
Tags: Geothermal, Renewable Energy
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