Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?

  • Publicerades den 15 dagar sedan

    Tom Scott

    Varaktighet: 05:16

    Normally, the answer would be no. But in these very limited circumstances, at Iceland's Blue Lagoon, you can swim in geothermal power plant wastewater, and it's even healthy: although the marketing material doesn't usually mention it. Here's a story about geothermal energy, cheap heat, and how to keep some ducks warm.
    Sources:
    www.c40.org/case_studies/the-worlds-largest-geothermal-heating-system-saves-up-to-4m-tons-co2-annually
    www.verkis.com/projects/utilities/water-supply-systems/nr/982
    nea.is/geothermal/direct-utilization/heat-pumps/
    icelandmag.is/article/nine-fascinating-facts-about-geothermal-energy-and-reykjavik
    askjaenergy.com/iceland-renewable-energy-sources/geothermal-different-utilization/
    nautholsvik.is/en/
    perlan.is/about-perlan/
    www.epa.gov/coalash/coal-ash-basics
    Research on Blue Lagoon and a skin condition: doi.org/10.1016/S0738-081X(96)00099-5
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Tom Scott
Tom Scott

One thing I couldn't fit into my script: the pipeline expands by around several metres along its length when it's in use, because of the hot water running through it. The big boxes along the way are expansion joints and supports to allow it to move! As ever, all my sources are in the description.

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Dark Madder
Dark Madder

The Canadian Government commissioned a survey of the nations prospects for geothermal energy production. The assessment found that Canada has enough geothermal resources IN GROUND ( as opposed to that needing drilling to access, which has it's own environmental consequences) - to provide ONE MILLION TIMES the nation's energy requirements. This study's release was delayed for nearly a decade, but after it's release the Canadian government nevertheless moved into intensive Tar-Sands extraction despite this bountiful clean resource.

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Zwodo
Zwodo

Out of genuine curiousity: would it have been bad to add those extra 15-20 seconds to the video?

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Dream Queen
Dream Queen

aight kewl

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I Dont Get Any Jokes
I Dont Get Any Jokes

How TF is this a month ago?

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Kliolile
Kliolile

I swam in the Blue Lagoon (hella expensive) and then I realize now that it wasn't a natural geothermal pool? One of the signs I read inside the lagoon said it was 1 of the 7 wonders (I've been to 2 not including this) and so I immediately thought this was connected to all the other geothermal pools in Iceland hence it's named the land of Fire and Ice or something along those lines. THEN YOU COME UP HERE AND SAY I WAS SWIMMING INSIDE WATER FROM A POWER PLANT???

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SkullBrothers Entertainment
SkullBrothers Entertainment

Knock Knock Whos Their SkullBrothers Baby!!!

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Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss

"The earth isn't going to run out of heat" Laughs in the heat death of the universe

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Hibito Fukuta
Hibito Fukuta

now make every country do this and we could be a Type I civilization (Kardashev Scale)

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Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss

Honestly I'm more impressed by what a genius business tactic it is to turn your waste water into a spa

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sock a
sock a

us icelanders when someone mentions us :O

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ELVAR Videos
ELVAR Videos

I live in Iceland 🇮🇸

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opzz xsin
opzz xsin

It’s official, we can go swim at Chernobyl.

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Nolan Lemmon
Nolan Lemmon

Powerplant waste makes Tom Scott wet. Tom Scott makes me wet.

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opzz xsin
opzz xsin

Thumbnail face = baby

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Stapur
Stapur

Clickbait... you never got in the water

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F R
F R

Iceland:let's supply mains heated water to homes UK: your area is not eligible for fibre broadband

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Úna Parkinson
Úna Parkinson

Iceland sounds adorable

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Elliot
Elliot

This thumbnail has shook my world

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Culture and Geography Man
Culture and Geography Man

If someone broke that one pipe, would iceland be without water/power?

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Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide

Tom is really capitalising on his trip up north

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James
James

This is just furthering my idea of moving to Iceland

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Darold Carold
Darold Carold

k so this is the story of how I wanna go to an Iceland beach so badly...

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Charming nowhere to hide
Charming nowhere to hide

Ok, when a guy from the UK says a place is "a bit wet" that needs to be taken seriously.

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Juan D'Marco
Juan D'Marco

Wow

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Northern Assassin
Northern Assassin

Haven't watched a second of the video and I work at a nuclear power plant. My guess is that it's not overtly dangerous but I'd still say it's not the best idea.

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soinu foig
soinu foig

björk will be proud

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Oh Man
Oh Man

Swim in blue lagoon? I'm drinking that down spoons twice a week mate

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Your Dad
Your Dad

Honestly I'm more impressed by what a genius business tactic it is to turn your waste water into a spa

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soinu foig
soinu foig

short ansawer: the powerplant is GeoThermal and not Nuclear like the title might make you think.

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

Me: that water looks so cool. Ima take a dip 5 mins later Me: hey smooth skin

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Subscribe or you'll have bad luck
Subscribe or you'll have bad luck

"One person who likes this comment will become a billionaire"

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Kiprop
Kiprop

Hii ni kama ile ya Olkaria?

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abbsnn cose
abbsnn cose

Only if it's nuclear power plant waste water.

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Mattress Crusherz
Mattress Crusherz

Thumbnail face = baby

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PixelStacker
PixelStacker

Of course! I privation 3 eyes like the simpsons fish. aye

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ObiWahnKnobi
ObiWahnKnobi

I've been in the Blue Lagoon and I can attest: It's nice and relaxing and the look is quite unique. As for the marketing the story I heard was that the workers of the powerplant went swimming in the water and found it to be really nice...and then some smart people decided to market it as a spa. And yes: The earth would most likely run out of heat eventually...but it will probably be swallowed by the sun before that.

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Alan Driver
Alan Driver

The waste water from a coal power station is not the water that was used to produce steam to spin the turbines. That water is very very clean and largely remains in a sealed system. The water at the bottom of the cooling tower was used to cool the sealed system, but doesn't come in contact directly. Generally the water is taken from a nearby river and when it's put back after use it's a lot cleaner than when it was taken out (and obviously thus gas to comply with strict regulations). It's been known for the warm water to serve other purposes before returning to the river, for example used for an eel farm! Another enjoyable video and I was happy to hear you on the no such thing as a fish podcast last week

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bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss

"The earth isn't going to run out of heat" Laughs in the heat death of the universe

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D Loui
D Loui

that's not wise ..............

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TheDaringPastry1313
TheDaringPastry1313

Hmmm I always wanted to go to the Blue Lagoon since I live in the US, but I didn't realize it was powerplant waste water. hah

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bilishu aliss
bilishu aliss

thats some blue-ass water

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Vares65
Vares65

Ok, when a guy from the UK says a place is "a bit wet" that needs to be taken seriously.

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alida flus
alida flus

More like: Tom Scott Convinces You to Travel During Coronavirus

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Noah Shackelford
Noah Shackelford

@just rose makes sense I've seen this comment 200 times.

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just rose
just rose

Noah Shackelford it’s a bot

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Noah Shackelford
Noah Shackelford

How'd you almost have 1k subscribers without any videos?

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Uli Uchu
Uli Uchu

it does smell quite sulfury, though....

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ab ab
ab ab

short ansawer: the powerplant is GeoThermal and not Nuclear like the title might make you think.

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alida flus
alida flus

You look like mark zuckerburg in the thumbnail

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Nacho Dominguez
Nacho Dominguez

björk will be proud

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eg1885
eg1885

How often must Tom get asked for help or advice. Like doctors who get asked about what to take for pain or mechanics who get asked about car problems. Tom must be driven crazy by everyone's constant questions for help.

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Atash Gallagher
Atash Gallagher

Tom: The earth won't cool. Krypton: am I a joke to you.

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IndustrialDonut
IndustrialDonut

Only if it's nuclear power plant waste water.

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MailC3p
MailC3p

i went to iceland during april of 2019 and right before we left we visited the blue lagoon and it was just so amazing, if i could i would definitely go again.

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Tianruo Yang
Tianruo Yang

Me: Sees title Also me: No

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