Underground storage facilities for excess CO2 as perilous to save the planet
In the struggle with the constant increase in the volume of carbon dioxide scientists have proposed a method of burial of harmful substances in the ground. However, as it turned out, such events can cause undesirable effects in the form of local earthquakes.
Frimmersdorfe powerhouse in the west of Germany, in 2010.
Under one scenario, the excess carbon dioxide to be pumped into the rock. If the rock turns brittle, earthquakes are inevitable, as the experience with the injection of water into the mine in the extraction of minerals. One such earthquake could trigger the release of any surrounding surface repositories of CO2 which makes this method of cleaning the atmosphere is almost useless and extremely dangerous. Gas leaks and natural earthquakes, which is not always possible to predict. The system to work and had a positive environmental outcome, the percentage of leakage shall not exceed 1% for a hundred years.
When using a different approach, pumping gas into the mine waste oil to experience a global effect, every year, to withdraw from the atmosphere 3.5 billion tons (28.6 bbls) of CO2. But the world's annual production of only 27 billion barrels of oil, and a place for the carbon dioxide is simply not enough, not to mention the fact that not every mine can be equipped with a gas storage.