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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
General hazards of CO2
CO2 is not harmful to health at low concentrations. It is not flammable and will not support combustion. However, at high concentrations CO2 is a recognised workplace hazard where it can cause headaches, dizziness, confusion and loss of consciousness. Fatalities by asphyxiation have also occurred where CO2 has displaced oxygen in confined spaces.
General Hazards of CO2
CCS is a new process and there are currently no commercial scale projects operating in GB. Future CCS operators will be able to make sure that their CCS processes are safe for workers and members of the public by complying with existing health and safety legislation and by taking a proportionate approach to managing CCS risks.
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