Dounreay:Written question - 240026

Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
Asked on: 02 April 2019
Ministry of Defence
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Defence on 6 March 2014, Official Report column 1085, corrected on 11 March 2014, whether there had been a measurable change in the radiation discharge other than the alpha-emitting particulate discharge.
Answered by: Stuart Andrew
Answered on: 10 April 2019

There was no measurable change in the alpha emitting particulate discharge from the Naval Reactor Test Establishment (NRTE). There was a measurable increase in the already very low levels of radioactive noble gases discharged; however, all discharges remained well below the levels authorised by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency. The Shore Test Facility reactor at the NRTE ceased operations in July 2015.

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