New site search process item on “You And Yours” BBC Radio 4 31/07/2014

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.”