Observations of Fukushima fallout in Great Britain

N.A. Beresford, C.L. Barnett, B.J. Howard, D.C. Howard, A.N. Tyler, S. Bradley & D. Copplestone
Following the Fukushima accident in March 2011, grass samples were collected from 42 sites around Great Britain during April 2011. Iodine-131 was measurable in grass samples across the country with activity concentrations ranging from 10 to 55 Bq per kg dry matter. Concentrations were similar to those reported in other European countries. Rainwater and some foodstuffs were also analysed from a limited number of sites. Of these, I-131 was only detectable in sheep's milk (c....

Registration Year

  • 2011

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • University of Stirling