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Geothermal power fuels the fun at Chena Hot Springs


As my group wanders through the sulfur-smelling greenhouse, looking at tomatoes growing in vertical hangers and a room with 33 types of lettuce, I feel the pull of the huge natural hot springs outside. It’s hard to go on an educational tour of a greenhouse and power plant when I could be soaking mindlessly in a pool of water thick with sulfate, chloride and bicarbonate of sodium. But I’m trying to get a well-rounded picture of Chena Hot Springs and understand its tagline of “where hospitality and sustainability go hand in hand.”

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