Quakes Could Compromise Carbon Storage Sites: Study

June 2012
Energy Daily;6/21/2012, Issue 120, p2
The article discusses new research by Stanford University scientists that finds that the injection of millions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into underground reservoirs will induce earthquakes as pressure changes exert forces on faults, causing some to slip. It adds that even earthquakes near magnitude 4.0 in intensity could open paths for C02 to contribute to global warming. The study was published in the online version of the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."


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