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Thursday, January 13, 2011

On containing that CO2

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If true, this is scary:

A Saskatchewan farm couple whose land lies over the world's largest carbon capture and storage project says greenhouse gases seeping from the soil are killing animals and sending groundwater foaming to the surface like shaken soda pop.
The gases were supposed to have been injected permanently underground.
[...]
A Cenovus spokeswoman said the company doubts those findings. She pointed out they contradict years of research from other scientists.
"It's not what we believe," said Rhona Delfrari.
[...]
Then there were the explosions.
Land fizzing like soda pop: farmer says CO2 injected underground is leaking

It's all in what you convince yourself to believe. [Via.]

Posted by Marie at January 13, 2011 11:44 PM

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co2 wants to be free.

Posted by: t-rexx Author Profile Page at January 14, 2011 11:36 AM

I don't know, but it strikes me as a great moment in "We never thought..." that's just waiting to happen.

A natural eruption of carbon dioxide killed 1700 people in Africa in 1986:

http://www.geology.sdsu.edu/how_volcanoes_work/Nyos.html

Foaming and popping or not, that's some land I would avoid too.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at January 14, 2011 8:29 PM

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