The consequences of failure should be considered in siting geologic carbon sequestration projects

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Geologic carbon sequestration is the injection of anthropogenic CO{sub 2} into deep geologic formations where the CO{sub 2} is intended to remain indefinitely. If successfully implemented, geologic carbon sequestration will have little or no impact on terrestrial ecosystems aside from the mitigation of climate change. However, failure of a geologic carbon sequestration site, such as large-scale leakage of CO{sub 2} into a potable groundwater aquifer, could cause impacts that would require costly remediation measures. Governments are attempting to develop regulations for permitting geologic carbon sequestration sites to ensure their safety and effectiveness. At present, these regulations focus largely on decreasing ... continued below

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Price, P.N. & Oldenburg, C.M. February 23, 2009.

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Geologic carbon sequestration is the injection of anthropogenic CO{sub 2} into deep geologic formations where the CO{sub 2} is intended to remain indefinitely. If successfully implemented, geologic carbon sequestration will have little or no impact on terrestrial ecosystems aside from the mitigation of climate change. However, failure of a geologic carbon sequestration site, such as large-scale leakage of CO{sub 2} into a potable groundwater aquifer, could cause impacts that would require costly remediation measures. Governments are attempting to develop regulations for permitting geologic carbon sequestration sites to ensure their safety and effectiveness. At present, these regulations focus largely on decreasing the probability of failure. In this paper we propose that regulations for the siting of early geologic carbon sequestration projects should emphasize limiting the consequences of failure because consequences are easier to quantify than failure probability.

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  • Journal Name: International journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

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  • Report No.: LBNL-2051E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2009.03.002 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 962724
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc929181

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Price, P.N. & Oldenburg, C.M. The consequences of failure should be considered in siting geologic carbon sequestration projects, article, February 23, 2009; Berkeley, California. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929181/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.