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Abstract

Under the terms of Article 36 of the Euratom Treaty, Member States shall periodically communicate to the Commission information on environmental radioactivity levels. Compilations of the information received have been published by the Commission as a series of reports beginning in the early 1960s; the current report is the 30th in the series and covers the years 1996 - 2000.
This report continues the attempt to improve the clarity of presentation of information on low levels of radioactivity in the European environment by making use of standardised reporting levels, updated for the latest Basic Safety Standard values. These reporting levels are supported by presenting more detailed values of radioactivity levels from a limited number of stations that provide high sensitivity measurements.
All of the environmental radioactivity results received from the Member States have been introduced into the REM data-bank by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability of the CEC Joint Research Centre (JRC) at Ispra (Italy) as part of its DG TREN support programme. The JRC collated, checked and loaded the data, prepared the tabulations and figures as appropriate and provided the draft of the report.
This report is addressed to all who are concerned with environmental radiation protection.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Energy and Transport, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. 184 pp, free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA20765 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-20765-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN 92-894-5935-2
Record Number: 200618738 / Last updated on: 2006-09-22
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en