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CO2 To Go Underground?

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(Ross Chambless)
Brian McPherson, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah, is working on a way to inject carbon dioxide deep into Earth.

By Ross Chambless

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Salt Lake City, UT – About 66 percent of Utah's total carbon dioxide emissions are coming from coal-fired power plants. Geophysicists, engineers and geologists are hard at work, trying to figure out how they can safely capture the CO2 after the coal is burned and store it underground. Yet, as Ross Chambless reports, who exactly will take responsibility for the CO2 after it's pumped underground is still unclear.

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