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Consultation vow over East Yorkshire carbon dioxide pipe

A major pipeline which would carry carbon dioxide waste from a power station will be built underground across East Yorkshire, developers said.

The National Grid is aiming to create a 40 mile (64km) long and 3ft (90cm) wide pipe to transport liquid carbon dioxide from a power station near Doncaster.

The liquid gas would be stored beneath capped porous rocks under the North Sea off the Holderness coast.

National Grid will hold public meetings before work starts in 2014.

The pipeline would carry the carbon dioxide emissions from the Don Valley Power Project at Staniforth, near Doncaster.

Known as carbon capture, transportation and storage, the National Grid pipeline would go under roads, rivers and railway lines on its way to the east coast.

Possible routes

The company has identified a "corridor" containing all the possible routes and these will be unveiled in a series of meetings running from 27 June to the middle of July.

The company said it would not specify where the routes could run until the potential routes are publicly revealed.

Spokeswoman Stephanie van Rosse said residents across the area would be consulted on the plans.

Ms Van Rosse said: "These pipelines do not go through residential areas. They are across the countryside, through farmland.

"The consultation we start next week, for three weeks, is basically to go out to people and say, look, these are a number of route corridors.

"Come and talk to us, let us know your opinions, are there issues there that we are not aware of?

"What is the best route to build this pipeline on?"

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