Boulby Mine

Boulby Mine

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Boulby potash, polyhalite and salt mine on the northeast coast of England is Great Britain's deepest mine and the home of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Boulby Underground Laboratory. The mine, operated by ICL-UK /Cleveland Potash Ltd, is expected to be the site of the Advanced Instrumentation Testbed project, a new international multilaboratory and university collaboration for nonproliferation research. The WATCHMAN detector would be placed in an excavated cavern at the Boulby site and is slated to become operational in approximately 2023.

IMAGE: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory