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CSIRO supports carbon capture in Victoria

ELEANOR HALL: The Victorian Government is investigating ways to store greenhouse gasses in deep rock formations off the state's coast. Some Australian scientists say carbon capture and storage technology could offset emissions from coal-fired power stations. But the proposed project off the Gippsland coast has drawn the ire of local residents, as Robert French reports. ROBERT FRENCH: Carbon capture and storage involves taking greenhouse gas emissions from a coal-fired power station, compressing the gas into a liquid and injecting it into the ground.  The proposed storage location off the Gippsland coast is less than 100 kilometres away from the Hazelwood Power Station that pumps millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere each year.

 

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