Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Environment Agency Staff Open Day

By having samples of the geology on display the Environment Agency hope to provide a learning opportunity for staff who don’t work in the area of geoscience to better understand the impact geology has on our area.

The samples we borrow from the BGS will help those attending the engagement day to visualise the geology of the East Midlands and to provide a geological and geographical context to the industries we regulate and the impact that geology has on groundwater vulnerability.”

Here are some EA staff using the rock samples to understand more about oil and gas work at our engagement day of 5th July 2017.

Here the folks are sniffing an oil rich sandstone which smells strongly of oil  to better understand how oil is stored in rock and how we can understand geology and the nature of different rock types by handling and interacting with rock samples.

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