discharges

Low Level Radiation: A local, national, and international issue

At a meeting on 29th April organised jointly by NAG and Reading Friends of the Earth, guest speaker Pete Wilkinson gave a talk about the health impacts of low level radiation and the campaign to get the nuclear industry and governments to recognise these impacts.  A copy of the presentation given by Pete is available for download below:

 

NAG spring meeting: The untold story of radioactive discharges from the Atomic Weapons Establishment

David Griffiths from the Environment Agency's Nuclear Regulation Group was our guest at the spring 2011 NAG meeting to reveal the untold story of how radioactive discharges from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have reduced over the last forty years. Using data from AWE and the Ministry of Defence which has never before been presented in public, David gave a fascinating presentation about efforts to drive down the levels of radioactive material released from AWE sites.

Environment Agency - Response to public consultation about radioactive discharges from AWE Aldermaston

We are pleased that these discharges are currently at a very low level. However, we are aware that this may not be a permanent state of affairs, and therefore suggest that limits for disposal of alpha emitters to air are retained for future radioactive waste disposal authorisations for AWE.

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