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A 3D geological model of post Carboniferous strata in the south Fylde area of the West Lancashire Basin, Blackpool, UK

Newell, A.J.; Butcher, A.S.; Ward, R.S.. 2016 A 3D geological model of post Carboniferous strata in the south Fylde area of the West Lancashire Basin, Blackpool, UK. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 26pp. (OR/16/007) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

The British Geological Survey (BGS), together with a number of partners is undertaking an independent environmental monitoring programme to characterise baseline conditions in the south Fylde east of Blackpool in an area proposed for shale-gas exploration and production. The monitoring will include measurement of: water quality (groundwater and surface water), seismicity, ground motion, air quality including radon, and soil gas. The programme aims to establish the environmental baseline before any shale-gas explorations begin. This report presents the results of a desk study to develop an initial summary of the post- Carboniferous bedrock geology of the south Fylde. It is a component and specific deliverable of the environmental baseline project. The bedrock deposits form a number of shallow aquifers that are used locally for drinking water supply and agriculture. A separate report considers the superficial geology. The geological information in this report will form the basis for identifying aquifer dimensions and configurations, groundwater flow paths and potential contaminant migration pathways, as well as determining optimum locations for sampling and monitoring. It will also provide information to support the locating of new borehole infrastructure (suitable for groundwater sampling and seismometers) and will underpin the interpretation of acquired hydrogeochemical data.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer reviewed.
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Aquifer characterisation
Date made live: 22 Aug 2018 13:28 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/520797

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