Scientists Find A Giant Hot Water Lake 2000M Below The City Of Newcastle

Scientists in Newcastle City Centre who have been drilling a borehole down into the earth for months, have finally found a lake of hot water thousands of metres below the streets of Newcastle in the shadow of St James Park between Diana Street & Wellington Street.

Engineers have also unearthed some 300 million-year-old fossils over 1,000 metres below the ground and according to geology students from Newcastle University who have been examining the shells and corals, the results suggest that the Geordie capital city was once a tropical environment, like the Bahamas.

Eventually the water from the lake at a temperature of around 30-40C will be brought up to the surface where it will be passed through a heat exchanger before being sent back underground to be re-heated. The captured geothermal energy will then be used to heat local buildings.


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