Following an announcement of October 9th about the detection of small amounts of radioactivity (ruthenium-106) in the atmosphere of the country, EEAE announces that in the period 5 to 11 October 2017 the detected radioactivity was almost eliminated, with concentrations around or below the detection limit of the measurements (<0.2 mBq/m3).
These concentrations do not pose any risk to health or the environment.
The source of the Ru-106 is not located in the Greek territory and remains unknown.
- The radioactivity levels in the air of the country are systematically monitored through the national telemetric network, which operates since 2000. The measurements results are available at EEAE website; access to the monitoring results of other European countries is also available to the public through the European network EURDEP.
- In the framework of the environmental radioactivity monitoring and in accordance with the national emergency response plans, EEAE is assisted by a Network of Collaborating Laboratories.