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Siros_Steven_COLORBy Steven M. Siros


On May 1, 2012, the Department of Energy released the North American Storage Atlas that maps the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America. According to the Atlas, there is at least 500 years of geologic storage capacity for carbon dioxide in North America. In addition to identifying the locations with large carbon dioxide storage capacity, the Atlas also identifies the location of approximately 2,250 large stationary sources of carbon dioxide. The Atlas was developed by the Department of Energy, Natural Resources Canada and the Mexican Ministry of Energy.