Skip to comments.Carbon injected underground now leaking, Saskatchewan farmer's study says
Posted on 01/11/2011 11:03:34 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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Who did NOT see this coming?
From the nobody could convince them it was a bad idea in the first place department
The Canadian Press ONLINE EDITION
Carbon injected underground now leaking, Saskatchewan farmers study says
By: Bob Weber, The Canadian Press
A Saskatchewan farm couple whose land lies over the worlds largest carbon capture and storage project says greenhouse gases that were supposed to have been injected permanently underground are leaking out, killing animals and sending groundwater foaming to the surface like shaken-up soda pop.
Cameron and Jane Kerr, who own nine quarter-sections of land above the Weyburn oilfield in eastern Saskatchewan, released a consultants report Tuesday that claims to link high concentrations of carbon dioxide in their soil to the 8,000 tonnes of the gas injected underground every day by energy giant Cenovus in its attempt to enhance oil recovery and fight climate change.
We knew, obviously, there was something wrong, said Jane Kerr.
Cameron Kerr, 64, said he has farmed in the area all his life and never had any problems until 2003, when he agreed to dig a gravel quarry.
That gravel was for a road to a plant owned by EnCana now Cenovus which had begun three years earlier to inject massive amounts of carbon dioxide underground to force more oil out of the aging field.
Cenovus has injected more than 13 million tonnes of the gas underground. The project has become a global hotspot for research into carbon capture and storage, a technology that many consider one of the best hopes for keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
By 2005, Cameron Kerr had begun noticing problems in a pair of ponds which had formed at the bottom of the quarry. They developed algae blooms, clots of foam and several colours of scum red, yellow and silver-blue. Sometimes, the ponds bubbled. Small animals cats, rabbits, 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. Wed 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.
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It reminds me of this 1965 sci-fi movie:
h/t to WUWT reader AnonyMoose
So it would seem that dillution and dissapation via the atmosphere is a better solution...I would have thunk!!
So it would seem that dillution and dissapation via the atmosphere is a better solution...Who would have thunk!!
Gee who could have guessed that pumping a gas undergone might eventually lead to it coming out of the ground?
gee! what a surprise!
With your entire ridiculous psridoscientific worldview.
Here is what I want to ask these envirodummies, why not inject the CO2 into green houses growing hydroponic tomatoes?
Seems more usefull than trying to inject it under ground, and if you are going to inject it under ground why put dump it into a natural gas well to help get more natural gas out of it.
An interesting flow of CO2 occurs naturally outside of an atmospheric closed loop. Plants absorb it, die, become limestone over eons and then go underground in continental shelf subduction, get absorbed into magma, get realease as magma resurfaces in volcanos. All without SUVs.
Well, at least it’s getting out to where it’s really needed. Too bad it had to be run through a boondoggle first.
The exact same thing happened to me the last time I ate enchiladas
Reminds me of Lake Nyos.
Now with wholesome fiber (i.e. pond scum).
Pop Pop, Fizz Fizz, Oh what a relief it is.
Has PETA issued a statement yet? Didn't think so.
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