Research and analysis
Radioactivity in food and the environment 2015: RIFE 21
Assessment of radioactivity in food and the environment and the public's exposure to radiation during 2015.
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This report covers sampling and analysis carried out in 2015 for the UK-wide monitoring programmes of the environment agencies (Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency), the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland.
It provides a detailed assessment of radioactivity in food and the environment and the public’s exposure to radiation during 2015.
The report shows that radioactivity in food is well within safe levels, and that exposure to the public from permitted discharges and direct radiation around nuclear sites remained below the legal limit.
The monitoring programmes conducted by these agencies are independent of, and also used as a check on, site operators’ programmes.