No adverse effects near nuclear plants

August 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) There are no adverse health effects among people and environment around nuclear power plants in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy said in a written statement that radiation dose levels were monitored regularly in areas where the plants were located.

He said that environmental matrices like air, water, soil, vegetation, crops, milk and fish around each nuclear power plant were regularly monitored by an independent environmental survey laboratory.

“The data collected has not indicated any measurable change in radiation levels in the environment and radioactivity in the environmental matrices compared to the base line data.”

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