Odds Are Better For Winning The Lottery Than Being Poisoned By A Leaking Carbon Capture Project
Of all the potential problems with carbon capture and storage projects (financial viability, scaling them to the level necessary to actually capture enough our prodigious carbon emissions to make a difference, being just two), a new study says that leaking CO2 killing people isn't one of them. Writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that the risk of death from poisoning due to leaking CO2 from a CCS project is probably about one in 100 million--"far less than the chances of winning the lottery" (Science Daily).
Here's the original research: Assessing the health risks of natural CO2 seeps in Italy
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