Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?

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Tom Scott

Vor 6 Tage

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
Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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KOMMENTARE
Tom Scott
Tom Scott Vor Monat
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.
Morning Myself
Morning Myself Vor 2 Stunden
I want to meet you 👉👈
Morning Myself
Morning Myself Vor 2 Stunden
Hi I’m from Iceland 🇮🇸
Kevin
Kevin Vor 3 Stunden
Why does an interesting fact like that not fit into your script?
Vertred Gaming
Vertred Gaming Vor 7 Stunden
So this video was planned a month ago...
Blackside Polska
Blackside Polska Vor 12 Stunden
Ok
CEO RecDecLec
CEO RecDecLec Vor 9 Minuten
I saw this in that one actors nature netflix series
Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson Vor Stunde
I swam on that beach late in September '17... I assumed they heated it all year round, I was wrong.
damarh
damarh Vor Stunde
iceland is very popular this time of the year for youtubers.
Sekhalis
Sekhalis Vor Stunde
Tom has really aged remarkably well since his pineapple-fingerprint video
Tick
Tick Vor 2 Stunden
TOM YOU ARE A GOOD ROLE MODEL. THANK YOU FOR WORKING ON YOURSELF BOSS, KEEP ON KEEPING ON
Porter
Porter Vor 2 Stunden
I actually have in Virginia!
TheBlueArcher
TheBlueArcher Vor 3 Stunden
"the earth isn't going to run out of heat" welp, I see an environmental crisis coming in several billion years...
YaBoiBMO
YaBoiBMO Vor 3 Stunden
Did you have fun in the water?
Jacob
Jacob Vor 3 Stunden
A few decades.
Luis Aguilera
Luis Aguilera Vor 3 Stunden
That pipe you standed next to is scary me😓
Gio Vidana
Gio Vidana Vor 4 Stunden
Tom. Please. WHY ARE YOU CONSISTENTLY WEARING RED SHIRTS IN ALL YOUR VIDEOS. Please please please let me know WHY.
Cereal ?
Cereal ? Vor 4 Stunden
Yes
chding zuure
chding zuure Vor 4 Stunden
Toms grandkids: what did you do when you were younger Tom: so you see…………
Brandie Mueller
Brandie Mueller Vor 4 Stunden
Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx
ekrem güler
ekrem güler Vor 5 Stunden
Kaplıca görmemiş masum youtuber
chding zuure
chding zuure Vor 4 Stunden
Welp... you've reignited my burning desire to go to Iceland.
Atienne
Atienne Vor 6 Stunden
i swam in this and i still have all 12 of my fingers so i think it’s fine
Toby Monster
Toby Monster Vor 7 Stunden
No
Big Boie
Big Boie Vor 7 Stunden
if nothing changed to his body, then what about his......
Matgilo
Matgilo Vor 7 Stunden
Is this the guy who has a video with the title that is the excact amount of vieuws ?
José Manuel
José Manuel Vor 8 Stunden
This lagoon, right here, in the middle of Iceland doesn't look that toxic, because is not.
Grey Gods III
Grey Gods III Vor 8 Stunden
How is your fingers doing ?
William Webb
William Webb Vor 8 Stunden
Yarr me harties! It be talk like a pirate day! Give Mad Cap'n Tom a mighty YARRRR
Reagan Baby
Reagan Baby Vor 8 Stunden
this dude 14 or 41?
Jasmine Tapiheru
Jasmine Tapiheru Vor 7 Stunden
36
Avian
Avian Vor 9 Stunden
Looks like im going skinny dipping.
The Hammurabi Chode
The Hammurabi Chode Vor 9 Stunden
I haven't even seen this video but I imagine you are just swimming and then Tom Scott's head just pops out of the water like in the thumbnail
Venix
Venix Vor 9 Stunden
I would love Scott as my geography teacher
Aaron Roberts
Aaron Roberts Vor 9 Stunden
Wait how do you remove the wind noised completely
Steven Criscione
Steven Criscione Vor 10 Stunden
Goo lagoon
Nic Pardon
Nic Pardon Vor 11 Stunden
well i thought you meant nuclear power plant then have fun with your cancer but it wasn't so cool
MediocreTuneGuy
MediocreTuneGuy Vor 11 Stunden
Welp... you've reignited my burning desire to go to Iceland.
Jan Hansen
Jan Hansen Vor 11 Stunden
nuclear powerplant , have gasturbines that run on hydrogen/oxygen ,,,, byprodukt is water.. you are just talking BS ,, we can see it in you face
Untitled 1
Untitled 1 Vor 11 Stunden
The thumbnail killed me. 🤣😂
mijuo roui
mijuo roui Vor 12 Stunden
Toms grandkids: what did you do when you were younger Tom: so you see…………
Cael.
Cael. Vor 13 Stunden
Don't forget about Taupō Aotearoa!
Google User
Google User Vor 14 Stunden
Happy international Talk Like A Pirate Day mateys!
mijuo roui
mijuo roui Vor 12 Stunden
No
O’Shea Bates
O’Shea Bates Vor 14 Stunden
Insane waterslide
LWAN
LWAN Vor 14 Stunden
i thought i would see a bathvideo
Tommi Weck
Tommi Weck Vor 17 Stunden
What do you do when you get lost in an islandic forest? Stand up
Number_055
Number_055 Vor 19 Stunden
I'd do anything for that smile.