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METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION FROM GEOTHERMAL FLUID RELEASES
Summers, K., S. Gherini, AND C. Chen. METHODOLOGY TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL FOR GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION FROM GEOTHERMAL FLUID RELEASES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/7-80/117 (NTIS PB81111114), 1980.
This report provides analytical methods and graphical techniques to predict potential ground water contamination from geothermal energy development. Overflows and leaks from ponds, pipe leaks, well blowouts, leaks from well casing, and migration from injection zones can be handled by the methodology. General characteristics of geothermal systems and fluids and probable modes of release are included in the report to provide typical data.