AWWA comments on carbon capture and storage

From: American Water Works Association 

AWWA has expressed concerns to a US House of Representatives panel about carbon capture and storage technology.

In a letter to the leadership of the Committee on Science, Space & Technology, AWWA said that while it has not taken a position on whether the US Environmental Protection Agency should encourage or mandate CCS as a method for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, “we believe very strongly that underground sources of drinking water must be protected from CCS activities. CCS has not been implemented anywhere for large volumes of CO2 injection. Therefore, it should be considered an experimental technology and could pose significant risks to drinking water sources if rushed prematurely to commercial scale.”

Read the complete letter (PDF) submitted into the record of a committee hearing.

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