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The GRETA WebGIS “Interferences - AS - Greta” identifies underground conditions that can potentially
with the installation of shallow geothermal plants in the whole Alpine Space. Particular measures, detailed
investigations and consequent additional costs might be necessary in the coloured areas, described in the
Mining areas, cavities, landfills and contaminated sites: These four categories are grouped since
have a small areal extension. Possible impacts are related to interactions with groundwater bodies,
existing pollutants, and ground stability to artificial (mining) cavities. Risks should be assessed even for
abandoned mining areas and closed landfills.
Evaporites and Anhydrites: Evaporites are sedimentary rocks characterized by high solubility and
plasticity. They tend to react rapidly in
contact with water and this may cause swelling or subsidence of the ground.
The installation and operation of NSGE systems in areas affected by landslides may impact on the system
and/or on surrounding public/private properties.
Karst areas are characterized by the occurrence of cavities and voids which can lead to unexpected
(in drilling phases) and operational costs (due to irregular water flow and lower efficiency).
Multiple and artesian aquifers:
Depending on the depth of the drilling, it may intersect various groundwater bodies, creating connections
between different groundwater. This may have various impacts on the environment, on the installations of
systems and on surrounding public/private properties.
Water Protection areas:
Specific laws may be in force in regard to excavations, drillings and NSGE plants for the preservation of
quality of certain groundwater bodies (e.g., used for drinking water production).
This WebGIS does not indicate areas where the installation is impossible or forbidden and the information
provided is not legally binding.