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Katherine Romanak
On July 18, 2014, Katherine Romanak presented "Monitoring and Environmental Protection at Geologic Carbon Storage Sites" for the U.S. Congressional Briefing Series "Energy from the Earth." The series was designed by a consortium of professional geoscience societies working together to inform energy legislation by making technical information available to U.S. policymakers. The briefing on CCS was Part 6 of the series and entitled "Geologic Carbon Storage: Feasibility, Technology, and Challenges" and was presented once in the morning at a location within the House of Representatives and again in the afternoon at a location within the Senate. Topics included geological requirements for carbon dioxide storage, potential for storage in the United States, facility design and technology, strategies to minimize risk including groundwater impacts and the potential for induced seismicity, and monitoring needs for storage verification and public assurance. Other speakers were Peter Warwick (USGS) and Josh White (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), with Brenda Pierce (USGS) moderating. The presentations were well-attended by members from the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and various subcommittees relating to Energy and Environment.

Katherine Romanak speaks on carbon capture and storage

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