Fracking could foil carbon capture plans

We’ve heard a lot lately about the possibilites of carbon capture, technologies which, many hope, could be used to remove carbon dioxide generated at power plants and store it underground.  But as an article in the prestigious New Scientist journal notes,  those plans depend upon the underground storage aquifers being protected by impermeable layers of rock above them.  Fracking creates innumerable cracks and fissures in these layers, making secure storage difficult and, across widespread fracked areas, impossible.  Read more in the article below.

Fracking could foil carbon capture plans – environment – 28 March 2012 – New Scientist.

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