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Steam vent. View of steam escaping into a field from an underground source in Larderello, Italy. The region has high geothermal activity, that is there is an abundance of underground heat in the form of steam which can be exploited. The steam can be used for directly heating homes or buildings. This is one of two locations in the world where high temperature geothermal steam can be directly used to turn electricity turbines.
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