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Navigator Reacts to Last Week's DeWitt County Board Vote to Ban CO2 Carbon Capture

One of the companies seeking to develop carbon dioxide storage in DeWitt County is reacting to last month's DeWitt County Board ban on CO2 storage.


On the WHOW Morning Show Thursday, Danielle Anderson with Navigator CO2 told Regional Radio Navigator was frustrated because initially, there was very limited conversation with the County about the project.



Anderson says the geological structure of DeWitt County is exceptional for CO2 storage.



Concerns have been expressed at the County Board level regarding the potential for the storage of CO2 to seep into the drinking water source, the Mahomet Aquifer and Anderson says that is highly unlikely it will happen and there is constant monitoring to make sure it doesn't happen.



Anderson indicates the amount of CO2 that would be pumped into the earth would take years upon years to occupy the space available. 


Additionally, she notes drinking water is around 300 feet below the surface while the CO2 storage would happen over a mile below the surface. 

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