By Erin Jordan, The Gazette (Oct. 14, 2022)
Because carbon sequestration still is relatively new, with less than 1 percent of all U.S. underground pipelines transporting CO2, the government needs to catch up with regulations to make sure pipelines are safe, said Caram, whose Washington state group advocates for pipeline safety.
“There are no regulations for corrosive or toxic impurities in the pipeline,” Caram said. “There’s no requirement for an odorant. So people might not know there’s been a CO2 pipeline rupture as they’re getting asphyxiated.”