Research and analysis

Impact of radioactive substances on Ribble and Alt estuarine habitats

This report follows on from the Environment Agency report on Habitats Assessment for Radioactive Substances but concentres on data for the Ribble and Alt Estuaries.

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Impact of radioactive substances on Ribble and Alt estuarine habitats

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Impact of radioactive substances on Ribble and Alt estuarine habitats

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The Environment Agency and Natural England have agreed a habitats protection objective for the Ribble and Alt Estuaries SPA and have considered how this objective can be met. The objective includes meeting the agreed dose threshold of 40 microgray/h. For operational reasons, new lower Radioactive Substances Act 1993 authorisation limits came into force on 1 January 2008 for the Springfields Fuels Ltd site. A reassessment has been made of discharges at these new limits using the newly available EU-funded ERICA assessment tool.

Published 1 May 2009