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Carbon capture risky, could cause earthquakes, says study

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Published on Jun 19, 2012

A study by US scientists concluded that one of the proposed solutions to cutting greenhouse gas emissions would likely cause earthquakes and is therefore unlikely to succeed. Experts at Stanford University said carbon capture - the storage of large amounts of liquified carbon dioxide in underground wells - would likely trigger earthquakes. The earthquakes would compromise the integrity of the storage wells, the report concluded. SOURCES: AFP, LA Times

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