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The UK government has commissioned research into the viability of capturing carbon dioxide produced by industry and locking it away in depleted North Sea oil or gas wells. The government reckons greenhouse gas emissions from power stations could in this way be 'reduced' by up to 90%. The Department of Trade & Industry study will look at the environmental impact of storing CO 2 underground, risks of gases leaking back into the atmosphere, and how much capturing and storing the gas will ...

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