Recently, the Dutch State Supervision of Mines (SodM) reacted negatively on the request of Californië Lipzig Geothermie BV (CLG) to continue operations after the project had been halted in the fall of 2018. Various investigations followed, but the SodM now indicates that, in spite of maximum performance with the available data by operator CLG, there are not enough facts from a scientific point of view to take a positive decision.
On September 3, 2018, a tremor took place with a force of 1.7 on Richter's scale close to geothermal project GLG (horticultural area Californië). Since then, the project is halted. CLG is of the opinion that based on a performed Seismic Risk Analysis, extraction can take place safely. For this reason, the analysis was brought to the attention of the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
CLG still counts on positive decision ministry
Recently, the Dutch State Supervision of Mines (SodM) reacted negatively on the request of GLG Geothermie BV (2nd geothermal project near Venlo in horticultural area Californië) to continue operations. SodM refers to the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, which, at this moment ,assesses all extraction plans for geothermal projects in the Netherlands which have to be made because of previously issued extraction permits. CLG relies on a positive decision to the submitted extraction plan, which makes the extraction of geothermic heat in the horticultural area Californië possible.
GLG Geothermie BV is of the opinion extraction can take place safely, and has argumented such in a so-called Seismic Risk Analysis (SRA), which is performed by the Q-con agency, which is specialized in this area. CLG will make an effort in the coming time to bring this SRA to the attention of the ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
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