Is It Safe To Store Carbon Dioxide Deep Underground?
A technology that lets us capture and store carbon dioxide might be safer than previously thought, according to a new study.By Ethan Weston | July 30, 2016
We might be able to safely store excess carbon dioxide in the ground — at least, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
The process is called carbon-dioxide capture and sequestration. It involves taking CO2 captured from power plants and other industrial processes and injecting it deep into the Earth.
It's highly controversial because skeptics see it as essentially setting up carbon time bombs in the ground.