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Northern England - Subregion 1

National Geological Screening for a GDF - Northern England region

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Our work shows that we may find a suitable geological setting for a GDF in most of this subregion.

Northern England, sub region 1

Rock can be seen at the surface at some places in this subregion such as the sea cliffs in the east, inland cliffs in the Cheviot Hills and in man-made excavations such as quarries or road cuttings. Combined with some deep boreholes and geophysical investigations, this gives us an understanding of the rocks present and their distribution.

There are various types of gaps in our understanding of geology and we deal with these gaps in a number of ways.

There are granites, volcanic lavas and similar strong rocks under most of the subregion, in which we may be able to site a GDF. We would need to do more work to find out whether these rocks have suitable properties and thicknesses in the depth range of interest for a GDF.

There are no known coal, oil, gas or metal resources in this subregion which means that it is unlikely that future generations may disturb a facility.

For further information, read the report below.

Northern England - Subregion 1

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We have also produced a summary of the geological attributes of the Northern England Region.

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Published 19 December 2018