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Water Safety (Cheshire)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to whether the North West water authority has sufficient equipment to monitor the radioactivity level of water supplies from Wales being used by people in Cheshire.

The North West water authority has sufficient monitoring equipment to measure the gross beta activity of the water supplied by the Huntington water treatment plant to Cheshire. The authority advises me that equipment to measure gamma activity is on order.Her Majesty's radiochemical inspectorate also carries out a national programme of radiochemical monitoring of drinking water sources. The Dee is one of the sources monitored.