World’s first CCS leak experiment completed in sea off Scotland

Source: The Guardian

An investigation into the safety of carbon capture and storage has pumped four and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide into the sea

The world’s first experiment to investigate the impact of a breached storage tank of carbon dioxide on the marine ecosystem has been completed off the coast of Scotland. More than four and a half tonnes of carbon dioxide were pumped into the seabed to simulate a gas leak, as part of a wider investigation into the safety of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Initial results have followed the expectations of researchers, with localised impacts that have affected some creatures, while others have so far been unaffected.

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