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ReFINE researchers assess groundwater compartmentisation in the prospective Bowland Basin region. 

Groundwater compartmentalisation is an important consideration in the long-term migration of fracking fluid contaminants and can be both an advantage and disadvantage; compartmentalisation can create compartments of high vulnerability but may also prevent the regional spread of contaminants. Compartmentalisation can be caused by structural or stratigraphic changes and historic groundwater quality data can be integrated with subsurface geological data to identify it. In the prospective Bowland Basin examples of compartmentalisation were identified using 2D seismic reflection data combined with groundwater quality data. Read the full publication here. 


The paper was led by Miles Wilson at Durham University and was published in the journal Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts. 

Last modified: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:31:48 GMT