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Radioactive Emissions

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make arrangements for the detection of radioactive emissions from French nuclear plants in Northern France in the South of England.

Under the Euratom Treaty it is the responsibility of the French authorities to ensure that discharges from nuclear sites within France comply with agreed standards. I do not consider that additional monitoring arrangements are necessary in the South of England at the present time.