Minute traces of radiation associated with the events in Japan have been reported in Scotland.
However, the Health Protection Agency, Environmental Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency say that at the levels detected there is no risk to public health in the United Kingdom.
Overall the levels observed are lower than the levels reported for the last update on April 21.
“The monitoring equipment is extremely sensitive and can pick up trace levels well below any potential risk to human health,” stated a spokesperson for the agencies involved.
The HPA, Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Northern Ireland Environment Agency have jointly been providing updates of their monitoring findings associated with the Fukushima nuclear facility in Japan via the HPA’s website. The next update will be published on May 19.