Guidance

About National Geological Screening (NGS)

Getting to know the geology in your area

At Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) we are bringing together existing geological information across the whole of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This will give you a picture of what’s under your feet, which is relevant to the long-term safety of a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).   Our study has applied the National Geological Screening – Final Guidance which was published in April 2016 following expert independent review and public consultation.   The geological information will be made available for 13 British Geological Survey regions in an accessible format showing a high-level summary of each region’s potential to host a GDF. More detailed knowledge will be needed to identify locations that would definitely be suitable.

A map of the 13 regions across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that will have geological information made available.
The thirteen geological regions

This study will provide useful information for our conversations with any local community that shows an interest in our GDF programme.   If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing gdfenquiries@nda.gov.uk and one of our team will get back to you.

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Published 25 January 2018