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Data set name

Dumfries and Galloway Council radionuclide data

Data holding centreDumfries and Galloway Council, Environmental Health Department Headquarters
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNot provided
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Coast of Dumfries and Galloway

Observations 
Parameters

Radioactivity in biota; Radioactivity in water bodies; Geological sample radioactivity

Instruments

Radiometers

Description 
Summary

Airborne radioactivity measurements are made on the Solway coast and in other areas in Dumfries and Galloway using a geiger-counter. Currently, measurements are made every two months at fifty different locations, although both the number of monitoring locations and frequency of monitoring are subject to review. Various samples of food and environmental materials are taken and submitted to Glasgow Scientific Services for assay for man-made radionuclides. Approximately 100 samples are taken per year, 40 of which comprise samples of sea-water, coastal sediment, shellfish, seaweed and coastal grass (number of samples subject to review).

OriginatorsDumfries and Galloway Council, Environmental Health Department Headquarters
Availability 
OrganisationDumfries and Galloway Council, Environmental Health Department Headquarters
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMr. Keith McKay (Senior Chemist, Glasgow Scientific Services)
Address

Dumfries and Galloway Council, Environmental Health Department Headquarters
Cannonwalls High Street
Kirkcudbright

DG6 4JG
United Kingdom

Telephone0141 562 2230
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1110001
Global identifier917
Last revised2010-01-15