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Carbon injected underground now leaking, Saskatchewan farmer's study says
The Canadian Press ^ | 01/11/2011 10:22 AM | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

Posted on 01/11/2011 11:03:34 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

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1 posted on 01/11/2011 11:03:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Who did NOT see this coming?


2 posted on 01/11/2011 11:06:32 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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From Watts Up With That?:

CO2 sequestration ‘splodes in Saskatchewan

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Posted on by Anthony Watts

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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 farmer’s study says

By: Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

A Saskatchewan farm couple whose land lies over the world’s 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 consultant’s 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. “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.”

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It reminds me of this 1965 sci-fi movie:

h/t to WUWT reader AnonyMoose

3 posted on 01/11/2011 11:07:13 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping.


4 posted on 01/11/2011 11:07:15 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; tubebender; Carry_Okie; ...

The Greenies...


5 posted on 01/11/2011 11:08:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So it would seem that dillution and dissapation via the atmosphere is a better solution...I would have thunk!!


6 posted on 01/11/2011 11:08:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So it would seem that dillution and dissapation via the atmosphere is a better solution...Who would have thunk!!


7 posted on 01/11/2011 11:08:39 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Gee who could have guessed that pumping a gas undergone might eventually lead to it coming out of the ground?


8 posted on 01/11/2011 11:09:43 AM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Army Air Corps; Ernest_at_the_Beach; marvlus; Fractal Trader; Whenifhow; scripter; grey_whiskers; ..
Thanx AAC & ERNEST !

 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

9 posted on 01/11/2011 11:10:11 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

gee! what a surprise!


10 posted on 01/11/2011 11:10:53 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...sending groundwater foaming to the surface like shaken-up soda pop.

Bottle it and sell it as aerated mineral water (like Perrier).
11 posted on 01/11/2011 11:11:32 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"We knew, obviously, there was something wrong," said Jane Kerr.

With your entire ridiculous psridoscientific worldview.

12 posted on 01/11/2011 11:13:31 AM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

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.


13 posted on 01/11/2011 11:13:56 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


14 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:18 AM PST by KC Burke
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, at least it’s getting out to where it’s really needed. Too bad it had to be run through a boondoggle first.


15 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:18 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The exact same thing happened to me the last time I ate enchiladas


16 posted on 01/11/2011 11:14:23 AM PST by woofie
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Reminds me of Lake Nyos.


17 posted on 01/11/2011 11:15:12 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Army Air Corps
Bottle it and sell it as aerated mineral water (like Perrier).

Now with wholesome fiber (i.e. pond scum).

18 posted on 01/11/2011 11:15:12 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Pop Pop, Fizz Fizz, Oh what a relief it is.


19 posted on 01/11/2011 11:17:14 AM PST by AU72
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
greenhouse gases that were supposed to have been injected permanently underground are leaking out, killing animals . . .

Has PETA issued a statement yet? Didn't think so.

20 posted on 01/11/2011 11:17:48 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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