Assessment of Potentially Deleterious Effect of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Operations on Groundwater Quality

Summary

SCH Number
2012058147
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Assessment of Potentially Deleterious Effect of Geologic Carbon Sequestration Operations on Groundwater Quality
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The proposed project would study potential water quality impacts at each stage of a hypothetical CO2 leak, from the leaching of organic from the storage quifer and along the leakage pathway to the release of metals from shallow quifer sediment, as well as the transport of impacted water to the surface. The researcheers are proposing to use materials from existing geologic carbon sequestration projects in California, and/or from new borehole samples.

Contact Information
Joe O'Hagan
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 327 1368

Location

Cities
Berkeley
Counties
Alameda

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves laboratory analysis, coputer models, and sediment sampling activities to determine the effect of geologic carbon sequestration on water quality.
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