Guidance

National Geological Screening for a GDF - Welsh Borderland

Regional information from our screening work, and its relevance to the siting of a GDF

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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.

We have not divided the Welsh Borderland region into subregions as the geological attributes of relevance to the safety of a GDF are relatively consistent across the whole region.

The screening report hosted on this site is a technical exercise across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. No specific location in England, Wales or Northern Ireland has been identified as a potential GDF site. Any future decision on geological disposal would be subject to community agreement and planning and environmental consents.

Welsh Borderland region

Welsh Borderland region
Welsh Borderland region

Click on the link below for more information on the relevance to the safety of a GDF for this region.

Visit the RWM Regional Geology page for more information on the geological attributes of the Welsh Borderland region.

Go to National Geological Screening for a GDF

Go to geological disposal homepage

Published 19 December 2018