Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?

  • Publisert 6 dager siden

    Tom Scott

    Runtime: 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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Sudhanshu Deshpande
Sudhanshu Deshpande

@Cosmic have a nice day :)

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Cosmic
Cosmic

Sudhanshu Deshpande hi

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Sudhanshu Deshpande
Sudhanshu Deshpande

@Cosmic hi

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Lil bit
Lil bit

Hor

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Cumulous Halo
Cumulous Halo

See this is probably why you're going bald.

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Banana
Banana

you should do a collab with linus tech tips

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bowen voowy
bowen voowy

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

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Raian Hossain
Raian Hossain

No... why? Well... I can't swim.

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Kid AlmostDecent
Kid AlmostDecent

Jokes on you, I live near lake Norman which is all nuclear power plant coolant. It’s 90 degrees year round and some of the best bass fishing in the world

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bowen voowy
bowen voowy

Icelandic Ultrablue

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Löhr
Löhr

This guy looks like a IRL version of grian's skin

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The Anomaly 23
The Anomaly 23

Tom is really capitalising on his trip up north

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Tommy167
Tommy167

They went here in kuwtk

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someedgykid
someedgykid

how dangerous is it to drink the undrinkable water

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डॉलरPERIOD
डॉलरPERIOD

"ICE"land

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Sunneva Gísladóttir
Sunneva Gísladóttir

I'm not kidding im from iceland. And this pool name is blue lagoon. 👍🙂

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Got Milk?
Got Milk?

Wow the blue lagoon is dead to me.

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John Boudreaux
John Boudreaux

Fun fact: Reykjavik is the only major city with over 100k people with a 100% renewable power grid Edit: I wonder if Tom notices this and hearts this comment

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Evan Whaley
Evan Whaley

nuclear water is perfectly fine unless nuclear waste has been in contact with it

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yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy

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

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A koala With internet access
A koala With internet access

Dude how stressed are you your only like 36 but In this video you look like your in your fifties (not an insult or anything just kinda concerned) but besides that very cool video thanks for the neat facts

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yaliso gioouy
yaliso gioouy

Yes

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oneMeVz
oneMeVz

Well, at least it isn't nuclear power plant waste water...

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Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

Most Millennials are sh!t people anyhow, so what would it matter if they actually swam in waste treatment water.

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deepblue2
deepblue2

This place is one of the places I want to visit on my bucket list.

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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

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

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Brandie Mueller
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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