Volcanic ash cloud – the latest news from SEPA – update 3

date18 April 2010

SEPA continues to monitor the situation regarding the ash plume from the Icelandic volcano. For details of our monitoring programme see Update 2.

This morning’s readings from Scotland’s air quality and radioactivity monitoring networks continue to be normal, with no areas of concern.

SEPA and the Met Office have been collecting rainfall samples over the weekend and these will be returned to SEPA laboratories tomorrow (Monday 19 April) for analysis.

Next week, further work will be undertaken in partnership with a range of other organisations to monitor soil and vegetation, and to do further more detailed analysis of samples of volcanic ash collected in dust filters at sampling sites across the country.

Further updates will be issued as the situation develops.

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