What Lies Beneath: Digging Deep In Carter County

May 4, 2013

CARTER CO., Ky -  In 2007, the Kentucky legislature allocated $5 million for research into deep underground storage of carbon dioxide, produced by the burning of fossils fuels in power plants and other large industrial plants. The money went to the Kentucky Geological Survey at UK for the research, and Mike Lynch reports that the last of the carbon-storage projects has begun.

This site was prepared in early March for a project by the Kentucky Geological Survey to drill a well nearly a mile deep on the property of a limestone quarry.
This site was prepared in early March for a project by the Kentucky Geological Survey to drill a well nearly a mile deep on the property of a limestone quarry.
Credit Mike Lynch