Carbon Dioxide Storage

What Lies Beneath
9:45 am
Sat May 4, 2013

What Lies Beneath: Digging Deep In Carter County

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

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.

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What Lies Beneath
12:32 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Kentucky Geolgical Survey Experimenting With Carbon Dioxide Storage

LEXINGTON, Ky. - You've probably heard of the concerns many scientists have expressed about the effects of human-generated carbon dioxide on our planet's climate.  Electricity generating plants and other industries emit millions of tons of the gas into the atmosphere every year.  The Kentucky Geological Survey at UK has been doing research on ways to store captured carbon dioxide in deep formations under ground.  Mike Lynch reports.

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