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Geothermal research site. Aerial photograph of huts (centre) and geothermal wells (upper right) in the Mutnovsky geothermal field. This area is on the volcanic Kamchatka Peninsula, in the Russian Far East, an area of tall volcanoes with heavy snowfalls. The first power station in the Mutnovsky geothermal field was completed in 1987, and over 60 wells had been drilled by 2001.
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