Title: Lake Nyos and Mammoth Mountain: What do they tell us about the Security of Engineered Storage of CO2 Underground?
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Publication Date: 04/2008
Publication Type: Brief
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Climate Change
Environmental & Water
Carbon Sequestration
Author: Heino Beckett (NETL)
Sean I. Plasynski (NETL)

A factsheet that reviews two natural cases of geologic carbon dioxide accumulation in California. Lake Nyos and Mammoth Mountain are sites at which carbon dioxide is released as geologic activity disturbs the region. These sites are natural models to demonstrate the concerns with stability and environmental impacts of large-scale CO2 release from future engineered carbon geosequestration locations.

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