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Carbon Sequestration
(2007-10-15)
(wgvu) - Researchers at Western Michigan
University are looking for a safe way to dispose of carbon dioxide.
Many scientists believe that carbon dioxide emitted into the air
by coal-fired power plants and gas-powered automobiles contributes
to global warming.
The Western Michigan researchers say it's possible to liquefy
the chemical compound and inject it thousands of feet into the
earth.
They will head to Gaylord on October 24th to conduct their
experiment.
The school received about $300,000 in federal grants for the
project.
States like Michigan that have huge underground reserves of
porous rock could benefit economically as sites for large, modern
power plants that capture, liquefy and pump carbon dioxide into the
ground.
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