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Title: Radioactivity in the environment : a summary and radiological assessment of the Environment Agency's monitoring programmes : report for 1996
Author: Environment Agency
Document Type: Monograph
This report presents the results from the Environment Agency's monitoring of radioactivity in the environment during 1996. Monitoring programmes were carried out in support of the Agency's regulatory functions under the Radioactive Substances Act 1993 and as part of the UK Government's obligations under the Euratom Treaty. The programmes included: effluent monitoring; the quality checking of solid waste disposals; environmental monitoring; the monitoring of radioactivity in air and rainwater; the monitoring of radioactivity'in drinking water sources. A total of 160 effluent samples were analysed for nearly 900 determinands, two consignments of solid radioactive waste destined for disposal at British Nuclear Fuels' site at Drigg were checked, direct instrumental monitoring was carried out at 150 locations within the vicinity of nuclear sites, and 532 environmental samples were analysed for over 2,000 determinands.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1996
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Radioactive pollutantsMonitoringEffluentsAir pollutionLiquid wastesSolid wastesDrinking waterAnnual reports
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: 90
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