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Special Assignment (Energy Alternatives: Beating OPEC Now) #56563

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(No location given) Early myths about geysers in California recalled; their use now as energy source noted. [Geothermal expert Dr. Carel OTTE - comments on subterranean energy resources.] Limitations of geothermal tapping cited; uniqueness of California's geysers outlined. Use of geothermal heat in Klamath Falls, Oegon, exemplified by Oregon Institute of Technology; details listed on screen. [OR homeowner Frank EBERLEIN - notes low cost for heating home.] Locations of geothermal sites across mountain shown on map. Use of underground water as well as energy source examined. [Plumbing contractor John JONES - comments.] Jones' use of cool well water for heating explained; diagram shown. [Ohio homeowner Harry BEVERLIN - discusses system.] Series reviewed.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Robinson, Max

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