Volcanic ash cloud – the latest news from SEPA – update 4

date19 April 2010

SEPA's ongoing monitoring of Scotland's environment in relation to volcanic ash from the Icelandic volcano has continued over the weekend. Air quality and radioactivity monitoring networks continue to provide normal readings with no areas of concern.

Samples of dust and rainwater from sites across Scotland are now being sent to SEPA laboratories for analysis. Initial results are expected later today and tomorrow morning.

On the basis of available data, SEPA continues to believe there is minimal risk to the environment.

Further updates will be published as soon as the latest scientific analysis results are available.

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