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Volume 21 Issue 1 (January 2011)

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Article, pp. 34–36 | Full Text | PDF (239KB)

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GROUNDWORK:

Putting Partnership First: A Dialogue Model for Science and Risk Communication

Jen Schneider1*, Roel Snieder2*

1 Div. of Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA
2 Dept. of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA

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In April 2010, the New York Times reported that Vattenfall AB, an energy company owned by the Swedish government, had built one of the first coal-fired power plants designed to capture ~90% of the CO2 it produced, with plans to sequester that CO2 underground in geologic repositories near its plant in Brandenburg, Germany (Voosen, 2010). By most measures, if the plantís operations were proven to be successful, it could have served as a model for other carbon capture and sequestration plants worldwide.

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Manuscript received 16 Sept. 2010; accepted 22 Oct. 2010

doi: 10.1130/GSATG106GW.1

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