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Located in the south of Hubei, known as "the South Gate of Hubei", Xianning has great renown for “Chibi old haunt of the Three Kingdoms, inland nuclear power city”, which has great advantages of its "mountain", "water" "geography","location","culture","scenery","energy"and the trend of development. Xianning is a suitable place to do ...[more]
Xianning City, attached to Hubei Province, known as “the southern gateway to Hubei”, is famous for sweet-scented os... [more]
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Lying in the southeast of Hubei Province, along the south bank of the Yangtze River, and at the junction of Hunan, Hu... [more]
 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
Underground hot water in the hotspring increased 2 degrees Celsius 06-09-30


  Recently, the reporter got the news from the relevant department, Geological Environment Monitoring Station made a comprehensive investigation on the geothermal field of hotspring in Xianning. The experts have confirmed its size as a medium for the first time.

  Hotspring geothermal drilling mining has been nearly for 40 years. The geothermal fields ranged from 1.5 km to 2.3 km. The underground water had risen from level D+E to level C+D. Control of maximum depth had increased from 253 meters to 702 meters. The ascertained maximum temperature of the wellhead of the underground hot water had increased 2 degrees celsius compared to the early 1980s. Experts explained that, don’t look down upon 2 degrees celsius, the higher of the maximum temperature of geothermal filed the better, the available heat would increase a lot per rising of every one degree celsius.. Currently ascertained exploitation of geothermal energy had reached nearly 200MW.

  This detailed investigation showed that the temperature of the underground hot water generally was at 40℃degrees to 55℃ degrees; fifteen existing drillings of underground hot water have reached the country’s standard “medical value density” or “named concentration of mining water” and possessed a high value of exploitation and utilization.

  In addition, geological experts suggested the city should exploit and protect the geothermal resources in the geothermal fields rationally and should take measures to the landfill of the closed geothermal wells with sanitation and safety, and strictly prevent the geothermal resources against pollution.

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