Regional information from our screening work, and its relevance to the siting of a GDF
To present the conclusions of our work in a concise and accessible way, we have divided regions into subregions. We have selected subregions with broadly similar geological attributes relevant to the safety of a GDF, although there is still considerable variability in each subregion. The boundaries between subregions may locally coincide with the extent of a particular rock type of interest, or may correspond to discrete features such as faults.
There are no plans to site a GDF in Northern Ireland. This screening report is purely a technical exercise. Any future policy decision on geological disposal in Northern Ireland would be a matter for the Executive.
Northern Ireland region
Northern Ireland subregions
We have divided the Northern Ireland region into four subregions.
Click on the links below for more information on the relevance to the safety of a GDF for a subregion.
- Northern Ireland - Subregion 1
- Northern Ireland - Subregion 2
- Northern Ireland - Subregion 3
- Northern Ireland - Subregion 4
Visit the RWM Regional Geology page for more information on the geological attributes of the Northern Ireland region.