Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?

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    Tom Scott

    Trukmė: 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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Morning Myself
Morning Myself

I want to meet you 👉👈

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Morning Myself
Morning Myself

Hi I’m from Iceland 🇮🇸

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Kevin
Kevin

Why does an interesting fact like that not fit into your script?

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Vertred Gaming
Vertred Gaming

So this video was planned a month ago...

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Blackside Polska
Blackside Polska

Ok

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PK Mongoose
PK Mongoose

Icelandic Ultrablue

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CEO RecDecLec
CEO RecDecLec

I saw this in that one actors nature netflix series

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Timothy Johnson
Timothy Johnson

I swam on that beach late in September '17... I assumed they heated it all year round, I was wrong.

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damarh
damarh

iceland is very popular this time of the year for youtubers.

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Sekhalis
Sekhalis

Tom has really aged remarkably well since his pineapple-fingerprint video

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Tick
Tick

TOM YOU ARE A GOOD ROLE MODEL. THANK YOU FOR WORKING ON YOURSELF BOSS, KEEP ON KEEPING ON

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Porter
Porter

I actually have in Virginia!

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TheBlueArcher
TheBlueArcher

"the earth isn't going to run out of heat" welp, I see an environmental crisis coming in several billion years...

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YaBoiBMO
YaBoiBMO

Did you have fun in the water?

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Jacob
Jacob

A few decades.

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Luis Aguilera
Luis Aguilera

That pipe you standed next to is scary me😓

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Gio Vidana
Gio Vidana

Tom. Please. WHY ARE YOU CONSISTENTLY WEARING RED SHIRTS IN ALL YOUR VIDEOS. Please please please let me know WHY.

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Cereal ?
Cereal ?

Yes

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chding zuure
chding zuure

Toms grandkids: what did you do when you were younger Tom: so you see…………

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Brandie Mueller

Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx

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ekrem güler
ekrem güler

Kaplıca görmemiş masum youtuber

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chding zuure
chding zuure

Welp... you've reignited my burning desire to go to Iceland.

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Atienne
Atienne

i swam in this and i still have all 12 of my fingers so i think it’s fine

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Toby Monster
Toby Monster

No

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Big Boie
Big Boie

if nothing changed to his body, then what about his......

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Matgilo
Matgilo

Is this the guy who has a video with the title that is the excact amount of vieuws ?

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José Manuel
José Manuel

This lagoon, right here, in the middle of Iceland doesn't look that toxic, because is not.

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Grey Gods III
Grey Gods III

How is your fingers doing ?

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William Webb
William Webb

Yarr me harties! It be talk like a pirate day! Give Mad Cap'n Tom a mighty YARRRR

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Reagan Baby
Reagan Baby

this dude 14 or 41?

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Jasmine Tapiheru
Jasmine Tapiheru

36

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Avian
Avian

Looks like im going skinny dipping.

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The Hammurabi Chode
The Hammurabi Chode

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

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Venix
Venix

I would love Scott as my geography teacher

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Aaron Roberts
Aaron Roberts

Wait how do you remove the wind noised completely

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Steven Criscione
Steven Criscione

Goo lagoon

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Nic Pardon
Nic Pardon

well i thought you meant nuclear power plant then have fun with your cancer but it wasn't so cool

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MediocreTuneGuy
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Welp... you've reignited my burning desire to go to Iceland.

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Jan Hansen
Jan Hansen

nuclear powerplant , have gasturbines that run on hydrogen/oxygen ,,,, byprodukt is water.. you are just talking BS ,, we can see it in you face

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The thumbnail killed me. 🤣😂

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Toms grandkids: what did you do when you were younger Tom: so you see…………

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Don't forget about Taupō Aotearoa!

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Happy international Talk Like A Pirate Day mateys!

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mijuo roui
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No

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Insane waterslide

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i thought i would see a bathvideo

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