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Radioisotopes

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in the light of the answer of 21 May, Official Report, column 192, regarding radiological monitoring, what facilities the National Radiological Protection Board has to measure particular radioisotopes; if there are any radioisotopes which the board cannot measure but some sites operated by the nuclear industry can measure; and if he will make a statement.

The Scottish centre of the National Radiological Protection Board in Glasgow is equipped to measure total alpha, beta and gamma activity in samples and analyses for individual radionuclides, after radiochemical separation if necessary, by alpha and gamma spectrometry. The centre and nuclear sites in Scotland use similar techniques and equipment.