Skip to main content

Salmon (Radioactivity)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1978

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has concerning the radioactivity contamination of salmon off the coast of Wales; and whether this is monitored regularly by his or any other Government Department.

The effects of radioactivity in the marine environment are monitored by the Ministry of Agriculture's radio-biological laboratory at Lowestoft. The results are published annually in the series "Radio-Activity in Surface and Coastal Waters of the British Isles".Sampling of fish generally off the coast of Anglesey shows that mean levels of radioactivity are low.