The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has an ongoing comprehensive monitoring programme for radioactivity in Scotland, and has increased the level of scrutiny to provide ongoing public assurance.
The latest set of samples, which each cover 29 March – 12 April have consisted of:
No iodine-131 has been detected in surface water samples. Air monitors continue to show very low levels of this isotope. The concentrations are of no concern to human health and all results reported to date are below the levels where regulatory control is necessary.
SEPA will continue to monitor the environment and will provide the information to the Scottish Government and the public.
The monitoring data is available on the Health Protection Agency's (HPA) website and will be updated weekly.
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