Uranium Concentration in Coal, Fly Ash, and a Variety of Common Rocks
These are circumstances which are encountered during GeoThermal Exploration to create GeoThermal solutions to derive electricity. There are no environmental radioactive issues associated with Hot Fractured Rock HFR Geothermal Power Generation & Natural Radiation.
Hot Fractured Rock (HFR) energy generation and its relationship to the small levels of natural radioactivity present in all rocks. The heat utilized by HFR is the same heat that has warmed the Earth for billions of years and makes the planet liveable today. Throughout the Earth, trace amounts of Potassium (K), Thorium (Th) and Uranium (U) decay and generate this heat. The likely impacts of HFR on human and environmental health appear to be negligible.
HFR geothermal energy relies on existing technologies and engineering processes such as drilling and hydraulic fracturing, techniques established by the oil and gas industry. Standard geothermal power stations convert the extracted heat into electricity. HFR geothermal energy is environmentally clean and does not produce greenhouse gases. It has been classified as renewable by National and International authorities.