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Seafood Sampling Wastage Cut At Dounreay

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SCOTLAND, UK - The Food Standards Agency in Scotland has announced that changes have been made to the rules governing seafood sampling around Dounreay nuclear site that helps monitor radioactivity.

The changes will reduce wastage while continuing to protect the publics health and the environment.

Site operator Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) had informed the Agency that excess seafood was being removed from the restricted zone as a result of sampling procedures put in place in 1997, and requested a revision.

In response, the FSA and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) agreed a new process with them. This enables sufficient material for radiological analysis to be collected, while allowing excess seafoods and non-food species to be returned to the environment.