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Australian state blocks Glencore’s carbon storage project over groundwater risk

Australia’s northeastern state of Queensland has blocked a carbon capture and storage project proposed by commodities giant Glencore as it could irreversibly harm groundwater used by farmers, the state government said. The pilot project aimed to pump 330,000 metric tons of liquified carbon dioxide into an aquifer 2.3 km (1.4 miles) underground, in a test case for onshore carbon storage in Australia.

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