Geothermal Public Health Assessment Background

Why this project?

Public officials, regulators and residents must consider the potential health risks that may be associated with geothermal energy production. Sorting out the facts is challenging. In the case of geothermal health impacts, research-based and clinical information is scattered across different geothermal energy producing areas like California, Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Iceland. Getting clarity and insight for Hawaii is an important work in progress. This project, initiated by the County of Hawaii, will bring together an independent Study Group with diverse expertise, including associated scientific disciplines, medical experts, and knowledgeable community representatives to:

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Project Description

Statement of Independence

Research Integrity Rountable Report

Joint Fact Finding

TeamScience FieldGuide