Radioactivity in famed salmon
Start date: 1. January 2016
End date: 31. December 2016
Financed by: The Norwegian Food Safety Authority
In cooperation with: NMR
The project is lead by: NIFES

Background

There is limited knowledge about the level of radioactivity in Norwegian farmed salmon. In this project, we wish to measure the level of radioactivity in farmed salmon, and make the data available to countries to which Norway exports farmed salmon. In addition, it is important to know something about background level in case of an accident involving radioactivity. In the monitoring of Norwegian farmed fish, according to EU 96/23, samples of farmed fish from all over the country is collected. In this monitoring program, we only use a small part of the samples, the rest of the material can be used to measure radioactivity.

Objective

We wish to examine the level of radioactivity in Norwegian farmed salmon.

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