For CO2 capture to be effective, the CO2 must be effectively stored for a very long period of time. The question everyone is asking: will the CO2 storage be safe? This position paper attempts to answer this question.

The paper reveals that CGS (CO2 Geologic Storage) technology is by no means fail-proof or risk-free, but carefully selected and qualified storage sites that are operated according to effective regulatory supervision should be safe. The key will be to apply fit-for-purpose risk management throughout the lifecycle of the storage sites, starting from screening, and continuing through site selection, qualification, injection operations, and, finally, closure.

Towards large-scale implementation of CCS position paper

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