Professor Neil Hyatt (Sheffield University) tell BBC Radio 4 “You & Yours” listeners:
“We should really not call it a nuclear waste dump because it’s actually going to be a very highly engineered facility.
We have a good idea of the characteristics and setting of the geology that’s required.
We need the geology to be very simple.
We need a sufficient volume of rock, of appropriate rock type, with an absence of major faults.
Then the third characteristic, is really slow moving groundwater at the facility depth, so we have a long return time to the environment.”
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