A public meeting to discuss a proposal to develop a deep carbon sequestration well in neighboring Vigo County, Ind., is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the Fayette Elementary School, New Goshen, Ind.
Wabash Carbon Services, a subsidiary of Wabash Valley Resources, is going through the permitting process to create two wells for storing carbon dioxide created by fertilizer production. If approved, the project, starting in 2026, will annually pump 1.67 million metric tons of carbon dioxide deep underground for 12 years.
Opponents fear contamination of groundwater and potential health hazards, although. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials do not anticipate any significant environmental impact from the project.