Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?

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    Tom Scott

    doba trvání: 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
    Filmed safely: www.tomscott.com/safe/
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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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Wylie Wiggins
Wylie Wiggins

Odd to me the resources and investments in moving the geothermal over those distances while in many cases straight down avoids the the eye soar.

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Antoni Orszykowski
Antoni Orszykowski

Need to go there at least once.

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TRY My Way To Do This
TRY My Way To Do This

Say hello for cancer

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Valter
Valter

OLD

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Þór Sigurðsson
Þór Sigurðsson

One thing you didn't get right Tom, heated cold water is mainly a thing in Reykjanes (Keflavík, Njarðvík, Grindavík, Sandgerði, Hafnir, Garður, Vogar) - not elsewhere in Iceland. Elsewhere, the warm water is actually real geothermal water - including whatever impurities the borehole may pump up. The reason is the borehole water in Reykjanes is mainly superheated underground seawater. Elsewhere the borehole water is heated groundwater. In Reykjanes, the groundwater floats like a bead on top of the seawater.

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Inkhao Huang
Inkhao Huang

Seems japan is very likely to make the world like that in near future

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Wurmi God
Wurmi God

10 years later, Tom Scott died of stage 4 entire body cancer

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roltthehunter
roltthehunter

In northern New Mexico there was a big dam that had a power plant at the base of it to generate power, I swam in that water all the time, the only real danger was going into the water on the wrong side and getting sucked into down onto the pipe grate and drowning it happened one time that I know of.

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Simon Garfunkel
Simon Garfunkel

You're going bald bro

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June
June

video title 2 years later... "Should I treat my cancer with cigarettes?"

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warmbeer
warmbeer

Depends on what the water was used for.

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Just Some Guy without a Mustache
Just Some Guy without a Mustache

"Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater?" Tom: Well yes, but actually no

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i cant think of an original username lol
i cant think of an original username lol

hi bro make another video

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i cant think of an original username lol
i cant think of an original username lol

i checked your channel and yes

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i cant think of an original username lol
i cant think of an original username lol

are you real

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Akapulko06
Akapulko06

"Would You Swim In Power Plant Wastewater? " who wouldn't? if im lucky, i would mutate more limbs, that would be cool

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Sdrrshock 55
Sdrrshock 55

Been there 3 times and it’s amazing!

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Buhda Punk
Buhda Punk

Manatee's in Florida depend on the Power plant cooling water to stay warm in the winter. Manatee(s) had died when the water became too cold after a powerplant had shutdown in the late 1990's its been an issue ever since.

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Myztick
Myztick

i clicked this video cause i wanted to see glowing people swimming in nuclear wastewater. Now i am disappointed.

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Ethiot
Ethiot

Fortnite players: it's free real estate

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Skipper8472
Skipper8472

I got itchy balls will Iceland cure it

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Touch Tablet
Touch Tablet

What am I getting out of it? $10m?

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Lemonade
Lemonade

Is they are a 3 eyed fish?

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Ed H
Ed H

Oh hey, I live around the corner from the duck corner on Tjörnin, I thought that was you.

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Martin Yang
Martin Yang

ok how about a nuclear one

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RÉMINO
RÉMINO

Hello from 2021 Japan planning to dump the Fukushima power plant water into the Pacific Ocean.

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TRASH deska
TRASH deska

no

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pizza delivery springtrap
pizza delivery springtrap

No I wouldnt

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Richard Beard
Richard Beard

good video dude

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Team Rocket
Team Rocket

arsenic, mercury, and selenium, as well as chloride

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danny Ashton
danny Ashton

A Brit here that’s been to Iceland and more specifically been in the blue lagoon. We were there for 5 days in February and it rained once.

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Xdc
Xdc

Tom looks like 45 and 16 yo at the same time...

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rotting skin disease
rotting skin disease

no, i would not

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Planet
Planet

Thanks for the idea, Tom! I've decided I'm going to propose to my girlfriend here; I'll let you know how it goes when it happens.

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Trí Nguyễn
Trí Nguyễn

"I can count the number of times I did it with 1 hand, 7"

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Edward Whakatihi
Edward Whakatihi

Well it all depends on whether or not you know how to swim

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Kars the astro bot fan
Kars the astro bot fan

no

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Coppu
Coppu

but you're immortal

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Everlasting Rain
Everlasting Rain

why didn't you swim in it?

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Aleksandar Elezović
Aleksandar Elezović

I don't know anything about physics but I heard that energy can't be created, only transfered. So if the center of the Earth is well isolated from cooling but we keep on drilling holes to take that heat out, how many of us would have to do it to speed up the cooling of the Earth? Also, would that be dangerous or not?

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joshua smith-holley
joshua smith-holley

in New Zealand we reinject into the ground

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Bachishaman
Bachishaman

Geothermal powerplant waste water (like this water) should be totally fine right? Coal and Nuclear are different tho? got it.

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George Humphreys
George Humphreys

Yknow looking at Iceland I can see where Kojima got inspiration from

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Julia Connell
Julia Connell

Tom - I see the description "Normally, the answer would be no. But in these very limited circumstances, at Iceland's Blue Lagoon, you can swim in geothermal power plant wastewate" - yet - maybe - but NO = NO NO NO NO NO *NO* **NO** ***NO*** - why do I say this - do NOT encourage this in any way, shape or form - where do I start - the water coming out of a power plant is *EXTREMELY DANGEROUS* - it is not normal water - you will immediately SINK to the bottom - people have DIED swimming in this water - I know - I investigated one of these deaths - someone who IGNORED all the safety warnings - so maybe there is ONE place in the world this is safe - as for the REST - NO NO NO NO NO NO *NO* - please take this down - do NOT promote this HIGHLY DANGEROUS behaviour in any way, shape or form

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ginsengjin
ginsengjin

Wow. I love how you compact information in your videos and while presenting many details not mentioned elsewhere at the same time presenting them in the clearest organized form. Thanks Tom.

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Quincy Quincy
Quincy Quincy

So is it safe or not?

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Sup
Sup

I played Satisfactory, so I‘m a pro at this

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AlexGuy
AlexGuy

I know the pipes say "Waste water", but believe me. It's not actually that kind of type of waste water.

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Zunlite
Zunlite

Sounds like something id touch and then my RADS would increase

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etrestre
etrestre

Jesus, I hate Tom so much. Extreme example of a liberal soyboy loser

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NotFine
NotFine

What's so wrong about him

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Voitto Haukkala
Voitto Haukkala

oh, you're getting old

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Bender9000
Bender9000

Iceland has some 🔥 options for renewable energy. damn.

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Hrannar Haraldsson
Hrannar Haraldsson

8 times more people have watched this video than live in Iceland

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Bro Army Soldier
Bro Army Soldier

Bathing in powerplant wastewater is a good idea until you look down and see two dicks instead of one.

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Eli Nors
Eli Nors

My class had to do project on a country of our choice, and I chose Iceland. This was in my list of tourist attractions in the country.

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CloakCloud
CloakCloud

ye i would

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Corgimations
Corgimations

Well now that Japan is dumping wastewater into the Pacific Ocean I guess this is the best time for YouTube to recommend this

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。.
。.

You gain hp by swimming in the water

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Paul C
Paul C

go swim in nuclear power feed water now.

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Yoshi but kage Kira
Yoshi but kage Kira

The russians have done this ever since they added a pool in their typhoon class nuclear submarine.

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Katherine Ython
Katherine Ython

I hate how this is relevant now... 2021 is just not giving us a break is it

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byfo1991
byfo1991

This is funny to watch after Japan's government decided to dump the nuclear waste from Fukushima into the ocean.

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what mate
what mate

Yes, I want super powers.

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Attila Ihász
Attila Ihász

Soooo. If I stand near a wind turbine, am I breathing power plant waste air?

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Zeus Thor
Zeus Thor

A Dad Drank 2 Litres Of Highly Concentrated Silica Water For Breakfast. This Is What Happened To His Stomach.

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Mycelius
Mycelius

How old is Tom Scott

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Mía C.
Mía C.

We will soon swim in nuclear power plant waste water, is there any difference?

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dylan jackson
dylan jackson

the sun will burn out in 5 billion years, but the earth would take perhaps 90 billion for its core to get cold - we should live in geothermal lairs deep underground and ditch this sun

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Help I have no life
Help I have no life

eh why not

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Min All
Min All

The good coach thirdly bat because stop preclinically fetch than a organic duck. adventurous, petite poultry

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Anon Anon
Anon Anon

Anyone finding it weird that Tom nowadays looks younger than in his 10yr old videos?

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internet person
internet person

Yes but only once

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Connor Michalec
Connor Michalec

Average tom scott video

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Pi
Pi

Good god this is the strongest clickbait I've seen this year

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prussia
prussia

Hmmm let's find out

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Alex
Alex

Look im fine ! swiming in this water, and I am only 15 years old ! no big deal

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Nand0
Nand0

Who are those people over to the right having a good time and the ones right next to you before you put the recording on yourself? Aren't you going to film yourself swimming for at least a minute? Not even snorkel gopro! Jeesh, no one wants to hear you talk.

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1t2ht
1t2ht

yes

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ANobodyatall
ANobodyatall

Yes.

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Juicy J
Juicy J

False advertising. Thumbnail showed the dude in the water 👎

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Ziggy Last Name
Ziggy Last Name

I live near Rancho Seco, so yes I would. And I have. Many times. (though it’s no longer operating so)

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Aggro-H
Aggro-H

Clickbait Thumbs down

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paterson022
paterson022

There is a coal fire PowerPoint waste water near me that is safe for use and warm all year round, Victoria Australia

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Tam Fam
Tam Fam

Tom why are glowing green?

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Nashtark 111
Nashtark 111

Ironic. You missed the eruption by a few months.

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KrakenFN
KrakenFN

are you related to travis scott by any chance?

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Ghosty
Ghosty

This is gonna be on ur recommended

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DTP011
DTP011

Yep

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Kamron Thumm
Kamron Thumm

Clicked to see someone swim in wastewater Stayed for a lesson on geothermal power plants

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Electro-Cute
Electro-Cute

I have bathed there once.

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Matan Levi
Matan Levi

למה שאעשה זאת

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Wolfdog
Wolfdog

In NZ we put the wast water back down the hole so we can reuse it

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Don Don
Don Don

I use to surf in Cape Town right next to the nuclear power station because the sea was much warmer.

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Skial Headsplicer
Skial Headsplicer

Who else has ever swam in the cooling lake near the nuclear power plant in Tennessee? I've swam in that water, they always said it was safe though.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Well you're already an infertile Soy Boy so what does it matter, right?

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Timothy Farrand
Timothy Farrand

I've worked on a nuclear ship, in the engine room. We were trained on the radiation levels around us. The water that is used for cooling has a higher rad level than the other waters like drinking and potable. I wouldn't swim in it

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Oto
Oto

Plant trees it looks like desert.

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Andreas Niederwieser
Andreas Niederwieser

Hmm - why not? Even the wastewater of a Nuclear Plant has no direct contact (to radiation)... So if it isn't at boiling point - sure.

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Taylor Pogue
Taylor Pogue

Didn't even get through the pre-roll ad and my answer is yes.

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A Fellow Crusader
A Fellow Crusader

yeas! i would like to have a lethal virus or some nanobots crawling around my body! OH of course 3 eyes, WOW and of course i would like to be a rejected member of the society

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Northernmight
Northernmight

This guy looks 20 and 45 at the same time. I'm not sure how

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Home Stuff
Home Stuff

Geo thermal waste water is like any waste water the name waste... ring`s a bell ?if it was so good ppl wold drink it

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Abcdif
Abcdif

ok

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MrTheclevercat
MrTheclevercat

I like how people have heard so much anti-power propaganda that you have to prepare for their visceral reaction towards water that has ever been used for anything, ever. They don't know how water is recycled.

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Yoshen
Yoshen

Please for the love of God change the thumbnail

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War Dog
War Dog

Funny isn't it, how the direction of your content is no longer yours in any fashion, neither directionally or content-wise. The slow degradation of unique and original creative content comes simultaneously with an false sense of urgency to appease algorithms and keep the cash flowing. Bend over, your soul is being shared by the world.

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maik
maik

next powerplant swim? tsjernobyl?😉

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JC130
JC130

Why doesn’t Nevada have this? Nevada is geologically active and nobody is doing anything about it

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RandmTechArchive
RandmTechArchive

I’ve decided any video that teases something in the thumbnail that doesn’t show in the video gets my dislike unfortunately this is one of those

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