Injection Wells

Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Problems with Dumping Waste

David Suzuki | Posted 09.03.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

According to a recent study, little is known about leaks from the 680,000 waste and injection sites in the U.S., but structural failures are common. In Alberta, taxpayers are on the hook for any problems that might arise once the carbon has been stored. We don't really know what effect pumping millions of tonnes of CO2 into the ground will have on bacteria and other organisms below the surface.