Low Levels Of Radiation Found In Glasgow

The Scottish government says radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant has been detected in Glasgow.

Traces of radioactive iodine 131 were picked up on Friday 25 March by an air sampler in the city. 

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has said the value of the sample is extremely low and consistent with similar reports from other European countries such as Iceland and Switzerland.

In a statement, the Scottish Government said:

" The concentration of iodine detected is extremely low.  Public health agencies and SEPA are carefully monitoring the situation and have reported no public health risk.

This development does underline the intercontinental ramnifications of the nuclear incident in Japan."

Dr. James Gemmill, SEPA's Radioactive Substances Manager said:

 "The concentration of iodine detected is extremely low and is not of concern for the public or the environment."