Leaking Vs Nonleaking Co2 Reservoirs

Due to the fact that the Italian peninsula is still tectonically and volcanically active there are numerous sites where CO2 produced naturally at depth either becomes trapped in permeable but isolated strata or migrates to surface via faults and is released to the atmosphere. Recent work on leaking (Latera) and sealed (Sesta) sites in central Italy with near-surface geochemical techniques have attempted to explain such different behaviours, despite the fact that both occur in faulted, geothermal areas. Clearly understanding these two types of systems will be highly useful for predicting the safety and long-term isolation of man-made CO2 geological sequestration sites.

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