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(Studio) Report with regard to use of geothermal energy near Yellowstone National Park introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) Park said still barely touched by man. Desire to use lava beds to produce energy noted. Possibility that tapping lava beds could destroy geysers and other phenomena created by volcanic action reported [Geologist Ted MURER - says damage to geysers is a remote possibility.] [Yellowstone Chief Naturalist Alan MEBANE - says geologists could be right, but if they are wrong they could destroy one of earth's rarest thermal features.] [Virginia BROWNLEY, David SMITH - comment on geysers.] Stated that even wildlife of Yellowstone Park depend on warmth of water produced by lava beds.
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
- Dean, Morton;
- Petersen, Barry
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