There has been a rise in the level of radiation detected around the former Chapelcross nuclear plant in Dumfries and Galloway, according to a study. However, the latest Radioactivity in Food and the Environment (RIFE) reportfound that the levels remained well below UK and European safety limits. The findings are drawn from monitoring radioactivity levels in farm produce, soil and water samples. Decommissioning of the power plant, near Annan, began in 2004. The RIFE report found that the radiation dose to the surrounding population was low and had remained broadly similar since decommissioning work started.
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A rise in radiation levels has been detected at a former nuclear power plant in Dumfries and Galloway. Chapelcross near Annan was Scotland’s first commercial nuclear power station, but stopped producing electricity in 2004. A new report from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency shows an increase in the radiation dose to the surrounding population – but the levels are still well below the UK safety limit.
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