South Ayrshire Council, Radiation Monitoring Scheme (1985-)
Data set information
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|Data holding centre||South Ayrshire Council, Environmental Health Service|
|Time period||From 1985 onwards; all radiation data are compiled on a calendar year basis and information is available to the present date.|
10 sites are monitored on a monthly basis from Barassie Shore in the north of the district to Finnarts Bay in the extreme south of the area.
Macroalgae and seagrass taxonomy-related counts; Radioactivity in biota; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Macroalgae and seagrass infection and damage; Stable isotopes in biota; Stable isotopes in sediment; Radioactivity in water bodies; Stable isotopes in water bodies; Geological sample radioactivity; Solar Radiation; Stable isotopes in sediment pore waters
Radiometers; discrete water samplers; sediment grabs; manual biota samplers
Ten sites within South Ayrshire are monitored on a quarterly basis to obtain background readng levels from cosmic radiation and from naturally occurring isotopes in the earth's crust. The radiation monitoring scheme is run in conjunction with Glasgow Scientific Services. As part of the monitoring programme, the following samples were taken in 1999: Seaweed - 4 samples Seawater - 5 samples Sediment - 8 samples Fish - 4 samples Shellfish - 1 sample Although radioactive pollutants were found in all but 2 of these samples, the levels obtained were well below limits laid down by recognised bodies.
|Originators||South Ayrshire Council, Environmental Health Service|
|Organisation||South Ayrshire Council, Environmental Health Service|
|Contact||James G. Millar (Head of Environmental Health Services)|
South Ayrshire Council, Environmental Health Service
|Telephone||+44 01292 618222|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|