This is my first thread, so let me begin by saying that I am by no means an expert in this field. Truth be told, I'm not an expert in much of anything
except perhaps menopause (lol), but something in my gut is telling me that this is important and it needs to be recognized by the public. I apologize
in advance if I make any mistakes as far as posting; I looked for the "Posting for Dummies" section but only found a tutorial that went way too fast
for my computer illiterate mind .So here goes... please read entire article:
Land fizzing like soda pop: farmer says CO2 injected underground is leaking.
Since 2000, Cenovus has injected about 16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide underground to force more oil from an aging field and safely store
greenhouse gases that would otherwise contribute to climate change.
But in 2005, the Kerrs began noticing algae blooms, clots of foam and multicoloured scum in two ponds at the bottom of a gravel quarry on their land.
Sometimes, the ponds bubbled. Small animals — cats, rabbits and goats — were regularly found dead a few metres away.
Then there were the explosions.
"At night we could hear this sort of bang like a cannon going off," said Jane Kerr, 58. "We'd go out and check the gravel pit and, in the walls, it
(had) blown a hole in the side and there would be all this foaming coming out of this hole."
"Just like you shook up a bottle of Coke and had your finger over it and let it spray," added her husband.
The water, said Jane Kerr, came out of the ground carbonated.
These people have since walked away from their farm and believe me, I know farm folks. It had to be pretty damned scary for them to do
I have also read on numerous other threads about how many people were hearing these thunderous booms, but couldn't quite pinpoint
where they were coming from...sound familiar? I am also aware that geosequestering has been endorsed by most environmentalists, but how much LONG-TERM
study has really been done?
Scroll to where it says Leakage.
A major concern with CCS is whether leakage of stored CO2 will compromise CCS as a climate change mitigation option.
Now, I do realize that to have a disaster on the scale of Lake Nyos, there would have to be a heck of a lot of CO2, but what bothers me the
most is that as small amounts rise from a leak, it can easily get into the water supply and in this particular instance, it looks as though it has.
Have a look at this map to see where the captured CO2 is being stored. When I first looked at it, I thought it looked a lot like the
RSOE-EDIS map of where all the birds and fish were dying. Probably coincidence though. ????
Well that's all folks. Feedback is more than welcome.
edit on 11-1-2011 by Tasty Canadian because: adding map