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National geological screening : South-West England region

Westhead, K.; Holden, A.; Schofield, D.; Haslam, R.; Loveless, S.; Bloomfield, J.P.; Lee, J.R.; Baptie, B.; Shaw, R.P.; Bide, T.; McEvoy, F.M.. 2018 National geological screening : South-West England region. British Geological Survey, 111pp. (CR/17/095N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report is the published product of one of a series of studies covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland commissioned by Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) Ltd. The report provides geological information about the South-west England region to underpin the process of national geological screening set out in the UK Government’s White Paper Implementing geological disposal: a framework for the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste (DECC, 2014). The report describes geological features relevant to the safety requirements of a geological disposal facility (GDF) for radioactive waste emplaced onshore and up to 20 km offshore at depths between 200 and 1000 m from surface. It is written for a technical audience but is intended to inform RWM in its discussions with communities interested in finding out about the potential for their area to host a GDF.

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. Item made open by authors.
Date made live: 23 Oct 2019 11:01 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/525581

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