SS0102. Soil surveys around nuclear power stations.
Information on soil distribution and soil properties around nuclear installations is needed in relation to preparations for coping with nuclear accidents and other radiation release events. This study will collect data for preparation of soil maps at a scale of 1:50,000 for land within an 8 km radius of 3 nuclear installations (Sizewell, Drigg and Hinkley Point). In addition, existing soil map data for another site, Wylfa, will be verified and extended. Supplementary maps will also be prepared to show land use, topsoil texture, pH group and slope. The resulting soil maps will be provided to MAFF with accompanying internal reports for each of the 4 study areas.