Disadvantages of Geothermal Energy

  • Extremely hot wastewater from geothermal power plants can run into streams, lakes, and oceans and disrupt the local food chains
  • Wastewater from geothermal power plants also may contain poisionus chemicals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and can be radioactive
  • Geothermal wells give off poisonous gasses and smell like rotten eggs
  • Geothermal power plants produce only 1% of U.S. energy
  • Generating geothermal energy requries water and that water is mineral rich, so it corrodes metal, and it buids up on turbines
  • Big geothermal plants may cost a lot of money
  • Finding a geothermal power plant site make take sevral years, and most surveys disapoint the people that asked for the surveys
  • Geothermal power plant locations may be in a bad enviornment for humans, like Antartica
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