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Geologic Carbon Sequestration

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Geologic carbon sequestration is the process of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial processes and the atmosphere, compressing it into a liquid, and injecting it deep underground. USGS scientists are studying which types of rock formations are most suitable for storing carbon. Ideal rock formations will have a porous rock layer with empty spaces sandwiched on either side by dense rock layers to "seal" the carbon in. The USGS is an international leader in geologic carbon sequestration research.


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