Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Carbon Dioxide Leaks Out


A Saskatchewan farm couple says greenhouse gases that were supposed to be stored permanently underground are leaking out, killing animals and sending groundwater foaming to the surface like shaken-up soda pop.

Cameron and Jane Kerr, who own land above the Weyburn oilfield in eastern Saskatchewan, have released a consultant's report that claims to link high concentrations of carbon dioxide in their soil to gas injected underground every day.

Wow!  Attack of the Killer Soda Pop!  I always thought that co2 forms a nice acid which eats its way though anything.  I can't imagine that there is any safe way to inject that stuff, since the injection hole itself forms a path out.  Any we know how well the industry can grout a borehole!

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