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The deep geology was considered unlikely to meet the identified geological requirements, or the site had an environmental status that would be likely to rule out development.
The site was not in public ownership, and the private owner was not known or not thought likely to make it available.
The site was too small to accommodate the development of an underground repository.
A more detailed evaluation of the deep geology than conducted at Stage 1 indicated that the geological and hydrogeological characteristics might be less favourable than for the remaining sites.
'The site was outside the best 3 or 4 in each hydrogeological category when evaluated against a range of criteria, covering radiological safety, geology, socio-economic and environmental issues, repository design concepts and transport.
The site was not the most promising to be carried forward into a manageable shortlist (of nine) for more detailed multi-attribute decision analysis.
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Old Shortlist of possible Sites for Radioactive Waste Repository
The 10 sites and two generic offshore options on the short-list were the result of six successive sieving stages based around a number of criteria. The sites were included on the short-list because, in the case of the land-based sites, these were the most promising examples of the various geological settings identified. The offshore options were included for comparative purposes.
Old Shorlisted Sites
Dounreay, Highland Map (272kb)
Altnabreac, Highland Map (239kb)
Stanford, Norfolk Map (342kb)
Bradwell, Essex Map (302kb)
Potton Island, Essex Map (324kb)
Killingholme, Humberside Map (284kb)
Fuday, Western Isles Map (256kb)
Sandray, Western Isles Map (265kb)
Offshore East Map (329kb)
Offshore West Map (343kb)
Dounreay, Highland Details (221kb)
Altnabreac, Highland Details (216kb)
Stanford, Norfolk Details (220kb)
Bradwell, Essex Details (226kb)
Potton Island, Essex Details (228kb)
Killingholme, Humberside Details (230kb)
Fuday, Western Isles Details (218kb)
Sandray, Western Isles Details (217kb)
Offshore East Details (185kb)
Offshore West Details (207kb)