An investigation of complex saline groundwater problems in the Permo-Triassic Sandstones of North West England.
Long-standing saline intrusion and connate saline groundwater problems are being studied in the Permo-Triassic aquifers of North West England. This multi-disciplinary study is being carried out to provide data for the evaluation of aquifer management options for the protection of valuable water resources. Major and minor ion chemistry determined from pore waters, depth samples and pumped discharges are being examined in conjunction with isotope data. Geophysical logging and deep penetration surface resistivity techniques are helping to delineate saline water bodies. Packer tests down to depths of 400 metres are providing information on aquifer properties and saline movement
Ireland R.J. and Brassington F.C. (1981) An investigation of complex saline groundwater problems in the Permo-Triassic Sandstones of North West England. The Science of the Total Environment, Volume 121, Pages 261-266.