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Key questions and answers about British Geological Survey research for journalists and policy makers.
Emerging contaminants in groundwater
BGS is helping to protect groundwater by studying recently identified contaminants
Environmental Baseline Monitoring in Lancashire
The British Geological Survey (BGS) has initiated a science-based environmental monitoring programme in The Fylde,
Lancashire where planning applications were submitted by Cuadrilla for the development of shale gas. This monitoring
is independent of the industry and regulators and represents the first independent, integrated monitoring programme
to characterise the environmental baseline in an area subject to interest from the shale gas industry.
Radioactive waste: BGS research
BGS research is contributing to the siting and design of long-term storage facilities
Shales Gas: BGS research
Shale gas clearly has potential in Britain but it will require geological and engineering expertise, investment and protection of the environment.