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Lithuania’s radiation levels unchanged after incident in Belgium

2008-08-29

The radiation monitoring and prevention system of the Environmental Protection Agency under Ministry of Environment has not detected any increase in the radiation levels in our country.

 

According to the State Nuclear Energy Safety Inspectorate, a few days ago, the Belgian Radio Elements Institute leaked radioactive iodine I-131 into the environment.  “Analysis of air flow trajectories demonstrates that the affected zone is limited to 300-400 km, which practically does not exceed the territory of Belgium. Therefore, the incident does not represent a genuine danger to our country”, said Liutauras Stoškus, General Manager of the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

RADIS (Radiation Monitoring and Danger Information System) was created by the state in 1993.  It consists of 20 monitoring stations located throughout Lithuania, continuously measureing gama radiation. An alarm system is automatically activated as soon as any of the monitoring stations detcts even a slight increase over the background evels of radiation intensity.

Public information department, tel. +340 5 266 3660


29 Aug 2008


Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas