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Nuclear Pollution (Irish Sea)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what survey work has been commissioned by the Government into the levels of atomic waste pollution of the Irish Sea between the North Wales coast and Cumbria.

The Ministry is responsible for monitoring of all pollution in the Irish Sea. A substantial part of the commissioned programme is devoted to surveying the levels of radioactivity and the behaviour of radionuclides in sediments, fish, shellfish and seaweeds in this area. This work cost nearly £300,000 in 1976–7.