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Accumulation and re-mobilisation of technetium-99 (Tc-99) in eastern Irish Sea sediments

Institutions
Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (CEFAS)
Start date
2002
End date
2004
Objective
Technetium-99 is present in the liquid effluent discharged into the Irish Sea from the BNFL reprocessing plant at Sellafield. Monitoring results indicated that Tc-99 accumulates in Irish Sea sediments. This project aims to confirm this and assess the implications for seafood contamination.
More information
Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.
Funding Source
Food Standards Agency
Project number
R01055
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens