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In June 2010 ArcelorMittal announced that it had filed a request for a permit for the geological storage of CO2 in the in the Lorraine region. The media release also stated that the permit was "filed in partnership with Geogreen, a subsidiary of the French Geological Survey (BRGM), IFP and Géostock. BRGM is also a partner of the project."
The media release stated that the permit was for "portions of the Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle departments. The goal of this exploration phase, which will take place between 2011 and 2014, is to complement document-based analysis and to acquire geological data on the ground to confirm that the potential considered zones are indeed appropriate for CO2 storage."
Articles and resources
- ULCOS, "Research permit request for the storage of CO2 in the Lorraine region", Media Release, June 11,2010.
- ArcelorMittal, "ArcelorMittal Florange", ArcelorMittal website, accessed July 2010.
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