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Utah emerges as 1 of 2 candidates for underground geothermal lab

ksl.com

The University of Utah emerged as one of two final candidates in a nationwide hunt to develop an underground laboratory tapping ways to harness the power of man-made geothermal reservoirs.

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Road Tripping through the Geothermal Frontier

UGS scientists are part of an exciting research team led by the Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah that will study new techniques for harnessing the Earth’s heat to generate electrical power. Our team will evaluate the establishment of an enhanced underground geothermal project about 10 miles north of Milford, Beaver County. The research is one of five proposals currently funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Check it out —

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It is now up on the EERE Facebook page HERE

Earthquake Drill at the U Will Shake it Off

dailyutahchronicle.com

The U will hold an earthquake drill on Wednesday to test the campus alert system.

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Is Petroleum Engineering A Job of the Future?

kcpw.com

The University of Utah is starting a new masters program in petroleum engineering to help fill high paying jobs that are available in the industry. But some say this is short sighted and fossil fuels are on the way out. KCPW Reporter Kim Schuske has this story.

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GEOLOGISTS EXAMINE SALT LAKE CITY PORTION OF WASATCH FAULT

KSL.com

Scientists are getting the first good look they’ve ever had at the Salt Lake City portion of the Wasatch Fault. What they’ve seen so far confirms a major earthquake is a constant threat.

In fact, geologists dug two big trenches in a vacant lot right next door to the University of Utah’s president’s mansion.

For the last two and a half weeks, they’ve had an unprecedented opportunity to look at the guts of the Wasatch Fault in this area. They’ve dug similar trenches elsewhere, but until now, the closest was in the Sandy-Draper area.

As expected, there’s evidence of at least six major earthquakes averaging about once every 1,300 years. The last one hit roughly 1,300 years ago.

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IN THE MEDIA

deseretnews.com

View the Wasatch Fault Video